St. Mirren had a poor start to the Scottish Premiership season with one point in three games. The team has shown some spark in the recent matches and are on a five-match unbeaten streak. The first three matches of this streak ended in a draw and St. Mirren won the previous two matches. Their season is now on a revival after nine points in five games. Let us look at some of the stats to know how the team has managed to keep an unbeaten run.
The team conceded ten goals in the first three games and scored three goals in return. Since then they have only conceded four goals and scored six in return. They have kept three clean sheets and improved their defence a lot.
Celtic hammered St Mirren and scored six goals past their opponent. The St. Merren players came fired up in the next match and attempted nine shots with an expected goal rate of 1.80. Though they were unable to score a goal but created enough chances to threaten the opposition and won more than half of their defensive duels and loose ball duels.
In the second match against Dundee United, there were more shots attempted towards the opposition goal. But with only one shot on target, this match also remained as a goalless draw for St. Mirren. The defensive duels win % once again remained high. This time more aerial duels and offensive duels were won by the St Mirren players.
After a goal drought of three games, St. Mirren finally scored goals in the game against Hibernian. Brophy and Shaughnessy were the two players on the scoresheet for the Buddies. The xG rate was low but St. Merrin players managed to hit the target four times in the match. Brophy attempted seven shots in the match. There was some aerial dominance as McCarthy won nine aerial duels. He was supported by Shaughnessy and Tanser.
St. Mirren scored three past Aberdeen in the fourth match of their unbeaten run. Both the teams looked shaped and had an equal amount of attempts towards the goal. The Buddies edged past their opponent in the duels win %. The team almost won 70% of their aerial duels and Conor McCarthy was once again in the pick of the actions with ten duels wins. The recoveries were high and especially in the opposition half.
In the previous match against Livingston, St. Merrin escaped with a narrow 1-0 victory over their opponents. The xG rate was only 0.67 but they created more positional attacks than their opponents. Once again the defenders showed their aerial dominance. McCarthy and Tanser won ten aerial duels each and defended their box.
St.Mirren recent performances have been a mix of ups and downs. The team has managed to draw a few matches and snatched victories in the other two matches. The defensive duels and aerial duels win % is high and they have managed to defend properly. They will look to extend their unbeaten run when they face Ross County in the coming weekend.