Dundee vs St JohnstoneScottish Premiership, KO: 19:45 Dec 1, 2021, Dens Park
JUST a point separates Dundee and St Johnstone ahead of Wednesday's Tayside Derby, but the hosts usually hate the sight of their Perth rivals.
Dundee chalked up a huge impressive 3-0 win against an in-form Motherwell team who had just defeated Aberdeen and Hearts and it could have been more.
It very much reinforced the view that James McPake's side are the great unpredictables of the league this season. Easily capable of turning in a surperb display like at the weekend, but they can just as easily lose 5-0 at home to bottom side Ross County, which they did a few weeks ago.
But for all the many plaudits St Johnstone took last season for their incredible Scottish and League Cup double, they are serious danger of getting dragged into a relegation battle sleepwalking.
They've won just three league games all season and the controversial loss of key midfielder Ali McCann and captain Jason Kerr on transfer deadline day appears to have seriously hampered them.
And defeat at Dens Park would really set the alarm bells going in Perth.
How the bookies view this
As too close to call really. Dundee are marginal favourites because of home advantage at 16/9 the best price with SBK, while the Saints can be backed at 15/8 with William Hill. The draw is 9/4 with bet365.
Recent head to heads
St Johnstone have won their last seven meetings with Dundee in a one-sided recent history, with the Dee scoring just a solitary goal in that horror run.
Here's that meeting in the league at McDiarmid Park this season which St Johnstone won 3-1 below.
Players to watch
Danny Mullen has been preferred to both Leigh Griffiths and Jason Cummings recently and has rewarded his manager's faith with two goals in two games. He's a big price at 11/4 with Paddy Power to score at Dens Park on Wednesday.
Ali Crawford is a real goal threat for Saints and he can be backed at 6/1 with bet365 to net.
Anything else catch the eye?
St Johnstone have the Indian sign over their rivals, but Dundee will surely never get a better chance to change that here.
Saints have massive problems scoring as a paltry nine goals in 14 league games proves – three of which came against Dundee – and their only recent win came against Dundee United thanks to a superhuman performance from keeper Zander Clark.
So if the hosts do win, they are likely to do it to nil, which is 31/10 with 10Bet.
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