Aberdeen travel to the SMISA Stadium to take on St. Mirren in gameweek seven of the Scottish Premiership. Both teams are currently in the bottom half of the table. The three matches played between the teams last year resulted in two draws and a win for Aberdeen.
St. Mirren are currently in the 10th position in the league table with four draws, and two losses in the six games. The team is on a three-match draw streak and the last match resulted in a 2-2 draw away at Hibernian. The home team have scored five goals and the XG rate is around 7.19 this season.
St. Mirren have been one of the top five teams in the list of positional attacks created by teams in the current season. The team has produced 172 positional attacks and 37 shots are attempted in the process. The above viz shows the number of passes into the opposition box this season by the Premiership teams. St. Mirren average ten passes per 90 minutes into the opposition penalty area. The accuracy rate for the team is a little below 50%.
St. Mirren has a high XG rate, but the team has not scored that many goals. One of the main reasons behind this is the number of shots on target this season. The Buddies have attempted 59 shots and the accuracy rate is 29% for the home team this season.
In the previous viz we saw the number of passes by St. Mirren players into the opposition box. The team has failed to capitalize on the opportunities and only have 13 shots on target from inside the box. Adding to this, they have leaked 12 goals averaging two goals per match.
Eamonn Brophy and Joe Shaughnessy have scored two goals this season. Jamie McGrath has been the most creative player for the team. He has scored one goal and is yet to give an assist. But his stats show that he carries assist threat is highly rated amongst other league players.
Aberdeen are seventh in the Premiership table with two wins, two draws and two losses. The away team began their season with two wins and their previous two matches have resulted in a defeat. The Dons have scored six goals and conceded the same number of goals. Stephen Glass’s men have focused more on crossing the ball and have been one of the best-attacking teams on corners.
Though the team has scored fewer goals, their match tempo is very high. They are only behind Celtic and Rangers who are the top teams in the league. The Dons have attempted 356 passes into the opposition final third and 240 passes into the penalty box. Once again the team is only behind Celtic and Rangers in these two departments.
The above viz shows the defensive duels contested by the Aberdeen players in their previous game against St. Johnstone. The overall record for defensive duels is poor for the away team this season. Aberdeen players have won the least amount of defensive duels. The team also has a poor aerial duels win rate, when compared to other teams in the league.
Christian Ramirez is the highest goal scorer for the Dons this season. The US international has scored two goals for the club.
Aberdeen will go as the favourites to win this match if we look at the chances created and the stats of both teams. Both the teams lack sharpness in front of the goal and have scored fewer goals this season.