St Mirren have made a perfect start to their league cup campaign so far. Can they continue it against Stenhousemuir? Find out with our Stenhousemuir vs St Mirren match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Stenhousemuir vs St Mirren: Our top picks
- Prediction one: Handicap – St Mirren -2 @ odds not yet available
- Prediction two: To win to nil – St Mirren @ odds not yet available
- Prediction three: To keep a clean sheet – St Mirren @ odds not yet available
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Netbet.
Strolling to a win for St Mirren
St Mirren and Stenhousemuir had very similar seasons last year; that's a pretty ropey first half of the campaign with a slightly better second part. There is a big difference to their seasons as well though; St Mirren were doing it in the Premier League whilst Stenhousemuir struggled in league two. With Stenhousemuir having lost last time out and up against a superior squad that are unbeaten in four, this will surely only end one way.
A win and clean sheet
Stenhousemuir are nailed on to lose this match. Now we make the prediction that they'll do so without scoring; they've netted 13 goals in their last 10 games but five of those came in a friendly game. Remove those five and it's an average of under one goal per match. Given St Mirren have kept clean sheets in their last three games the Premier League outfit will be confident of doing so again. If they keep it tight at the back the. Stenhousemuir are unlikely to keep it 0-0.
Banking on a St Mirren shutout
Here we go with our last tip; St Mirren to keep a clean sheet. A lot of the logic has already been spoken about in the previous prediction but, to drive it home, we'll go again. Firstly, St Mirren have kept three clean sheets on the spin. Secondly, Stenhousemuir have hardly been electric in front of goal of late. In their last 10 outings they've blanked three times and managed just a solitary strike on another four occasions. When you consider the strength of opposition they've faced in that run it's unlikely they'll cause too many problems to their visitors.
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As easy as they come for St Mirren
Stenhousemuir had a poor season last year and this year looks to have started in a similar fashion with results mixed. A match against a Premier League outfit is always going to be tough; their back line will be hugely important with goals unlikely to flow. St Mirren meanwhile have begun in good form this year and with Joseph Shaughnessy organising at the back they won't have so much trouble on the conceding front. As for scoring, that pressure will fall on Jamie McGrath; he hit 17 goals last year.
Stenhousemuir vs St Mirren: Final Thoughts
- Who are favourites with the bookies? – St Mirren are huge favourites
- What was the score in the last h2h? – 1-1
- What time does the match start? 7:30 GMT