St. Johnstone are on a three-match unbeaten run and have earned five points in three games. They currently sit in the ninth position in the Scottish Premiership table and have earned 14 points in 13 games played. They have scored eight goals and conceded 12 in return. Scoring goals is the biggest concern for the club, and they are the lowest goal-scoring team in the Premiership.
St. Johnstone have created an expected goal rate of 11.01, the second-lowest rate in the Premiership. Their players have created the lowest expected goal rate from the centre. They have attempted 106 shots, and the team averages 7.64 shots per 90. The team has 31 shots on target with a 29.2% shot accuracy rate, the lowest in the league. The above chart shows the shots attempted by teams from inside the penalty box, and St. Johnstone have the least number of attempts. They have 16 shots on target with a 30.7% shot accuracy rate. The other 54 shots out of the 106 shots, have been attempted from outside the opposition’s penalty box.
St. Johnstone players have attempted 3,953 passes and average 284.8 passes per 90. Their passing accuracy rate is 73.18%, with 2,893 successful passes. These passes include 235 passes into the opposition’s penalty area. They have completed 80 passes (second-lowest in the Premiership) into the penalty area, with a pass accuracy rate of 34.04%.
The above chart shows the pass type and ending locations of passes from St. Johnstone players against St. Merrin in their previous match. The team attempted three smart passes, with just a solitary successful smart pass. The cross-map shows that 15 crosses were attempted in the match, but only one cross was successful. The attacking players have attempted very few passes that have landed in the opposition’s penalty box. St. Johnstone players have attempted 15 passes into the opposition’s penalty area, with a 26.7% accuracy rate. The team attempted 154 forward passes, but the accuracy rate was just 54.5%.
St. Johnstone players have been impressive in the defense. They have the joint second-best defense in the division and have conceded 12 goals. Their expected goal against rate is 20.98, the second-highest in the Scottish Premiership. The defense has been impressive, but the team has struggled while going forward. Their passes into the opposition’s penalty area have come with a low success rate. Due to this, they have attempted very few shots from inside the opposition’s penalty area.
The team has not scored in six matches, and their highest goal tally in a match is three goals against Dundee on matchday eight. They will look to improve their attacking stats and score more goals in the upcoming games.