Foot Predictions shows the Scottish Premier League clash on Saturday between Aberdeen and St Mirren, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
Aberdeen will attempt to end a series of four games without winning when they receive St Mirren for Pittodrie in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
Chief gifts Derek McInnes is under significant pressure at the moment, while Santos will be looking at this game with confidence after some good recent results.
Aberdeen is now fourth in the standings and the gap between them and third-placed Hibernian has grown to five points, the same difference that exists between the Dons and the fifth Livingston.
Saturday’s opponent, St Mirren, is also not far behind, with the recent recovery so that he was 12 points behind Dons.
It is no wonder that the pressure on Derek McInnes’ shoulders continues to increase, with the former Aberdeen striker Frank McDougall claiming in the Scottish media this week that he believes Chief Dons has lost his dressing room.
Scoring goals became a big problem for the Gifts, as they were not only four games without a win, but also failed to score in any of those four games.
Goalless draws at St Johnstone and Livingston were followed by 2-0 losses at Livi and at home to rival Hibs.
McInnes managed to secure the hiring of three attackers on the day of the deadline in the form of Fraser Hornby, Callum Hendry and Florian Kamberi all on loan to the club.
He hopes that these additions to his offensive ranks will give the team the boost it needs before the goal.
The Gifts have scored at least two goals against the Buddies in their last nine meetings in all competitions, so they should feel optimistic.
St Mirren comes for this match after a disappointing 4-0 defeat at Celtic mid-week, but Paisley’s side have had a good 2021 so far.
His recent 5-1 win at Dundee United and 2-1 at home against Celtic helped propel Santos to sixth place in the Scottish Premiership table, and Jim GoodwinThe outside is not an easy team to beat today.
Young people like local Paisley products Ethan Erhahon intensified and produced mature and confident displays that helped the team add vital points.
The chances of a submission in the top half are now good, and Saints certainly have all the tools available to wreak more havoc in the Gift season on Saturday.
Goodwin was disappointed with the way his players played in the second half on Wednesday night at Parkhead and he wants to see more resilience this weekend.
They are likely to need it to see the story, as they have failed to win the Gifts in 24 of the last 26 games in all competitions.
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Former Rangers and Hibernian striker Florian Kamberi was loaned to St Gallen by Aberdeen until the end of the season.
The Dons are hopeful that he will be ready to play against St Mirren this weekend, and he will be able to join the team for other additions Fraser Hornby and Callum Hendry.
Michael Devlin still out of action due to an ankle injury and Ryan Hedges stay out until the end of the season with a muscle problem.
For St Mirren, Kristian Dennis has an Achilles tendon problem that will keep you out for a week or two while Collin Quaner is still absent due to a knee problem.
Possible initial lineup of Aberdeen:
Lewis; Hoban, Taylor, Considine; Kennedy, McGeouch, McCrorie, Leigh; Ferguson, Hayes; Kamberi
Possible initial lineup of St Mirren:
Alnwick; Fraser, McCarthy, Shaughnessy; Connolly, Flynn, Doyle-Hayes, Erhahon, Durmus; McGrath; Brophy
Probability: Aberdeen 0-0 St Mirren
Aberdeen’s run of goalless and winning games is set to continue, with this game likely to end with a 0-0 draw.
The new signings for the Gifts need to be consolidated and the Saints have recently shown that they can cause problems anywhere on their own soil.