Dundee FC vs St Johnstone by Luke
Dundee FC looked generally well two weeks ago in front of own fans against Motherwell, but all they were able to obtain is a point in a 2:2 draw. Despite creating much more chances than their opponents, they were losing twice, firstly in fourth minute with a goal from Cadden, equalizing in sixth minute already via McGowan, but the guests replied already in 23rd minute via Pearson.
Home side remained better for almost whole game, but only managed to settle for a point in 88th minute and it was from a penalty kick taken by Hemmings. After this draw, they remained at sixth position, being only a point above seventh placed Inverness, so there is no doubt that the team needs to continue with positive performances and if possible, detach themselves from seventh position and secure the play-off ticket as soon as possible. The team also comes from a bit disappointing goalless draw away to Dumbarton last week, while they remain undefeated in last three home matches and surely that a victory is their goal for this one. Dundee have no fresh injury nor suspension worries for this game. Defender James McPake is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
St Johnstone, on the other side, comes being in a really poor form at the moment, since the team didn't win since fifth December 2015. Overall, they had eight matches during which they failed to obtain any three pointer in all competitions - taking only two points via two goalless draws.
Most recently, they suffered 3:4 home loss to Aberdeen last weekend, coming from their third straight defeat. Overall, final result shows that the team looked quite competitive but the truth is that the visiting victory wasn't that questionable during the ninety minutes. They had the double lead already after 20th minute, hosts managed to reduce via Wotherspoon at the start of the second halftime, but quickly were 1:4 down and only managed to reduce the deficit again, near the end of the match via Anderson and Scoobie. Despite a really poor run, the team still stands inside the play-off zone, at fifth position, having three points more than seventh placed Inverness. Visitors will probably welcome back left back Brian Easton who missed the previous game. Midfielder Murray Davidson returns after suspension, while skipper Dave Mackay remains to be long term absentee with a hip injury.
Dundee FC is somehow in a bit better situation ahead of this game and they might be considered as slight favorites, but I'll stick with goals here. Dundee will surely try to be offensive here, while the visitors from St Johnstone really have no reason to sit back and wait for their chances since they are desperate to win.