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Preview: Aberdeen vs. St Mirren - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and St Mirren. This includes predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Two Scottish Premiership teams will lock the corner on Saturday as they try to bounce back from their opening day defeats. Aberdeen to host St Mirren at Pittodry.

The Dons lost to reigning champions Celtic, while the Buddies lost to St Johnstone at home.

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Prior to the Premiership opener against Celtic, Aberdeen advanced to the knockout rounds of the Scottish League Cup after winning all four of their group stage matches without conceding a goal.

The Dons beat Peterhead, Dumbarton, Stirling Albion and Wraith Rovers, scoring 12 goals in the process and topping their group for maximum points.

but, Jim Goodwinmen were unable to continue their winning streak at Celtic Park last weekend as they lost 2-0 to the Hoops. Stephen Welsh When Jota.

Aberdeen endured a disappointing 2021-22 campaign as they finished 10th in the Premiership, their lowest top-flight position in 18 years.

Goodwin is now tasked with leading the Dons to a top three finish this season and he hopes to start the new season with a win over his former club St Mirren on home ground.

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson pictured in April 2018© Reuters

Aberdeen had a perfect run in the League Cup, while St Mirren went 2-2 from their four group matches before failing to progress to the knockout rounds.

The Buddies then lost 1-0 at home to Motherwell in their Premiership opener last weekend.

Kevin Van Veen broke the deadlock from the penalty spot on the half-time stroke, Ricky Lammy Sent off in the final ten minutes, St Mirren were unable to find an equalizer.

Stephen RobinsonHe replaced Goodwin in the St. Mirren hot seat in February.

St Mirren head into Saturday’s matchup with a dismal away record against Aberdeen after failing to win any of their last 17 visits to Pittodrie in all competitions.

Aberdeen Scottish Premiership Form:

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Kele Ruth in action in Aberdeen 31 July 2022© Reuters

Aberdeen manager Goodwin has overseen a busy transfer window this summer with nine new players arriving and 11 players heading to the exit door.

Boyan Miovsky, Irvar Ramadani, Hayden Coulson, Anthony Stewart, Jaden Richardson When Kele Ruth All started their first league game at the Dons last weekend and will be back on Saturday.

Liam ScalesHowever, despite missing the parent Cubs last weekend, the centre-back could be replaced. Ross McCrorycan be moved to midfield at the expense of Dante Polvala.

united states international Christian Ramirez After scoring 15 goals last season and 3 in 4 League Cup games this season, he has missed an opportunity against Celtic and hopes to return to the starting eleventh.

As for St Mirren, Robinson has added seven fresh players to his squad so far this summer. Declan Gallagher The Aberdeen native is set to face his former club this weekend.

The 31-year-old will start at third back. Joe Shaughnessy When Charles Dunnin the meantime Ryan Strain When Scott Tanser He is expected to play an active role as a wingback.

Eamon Brophy When Curtis Main Both started the previous match on the bench and hope to be substituted Jonah Ayunga When Alex Grave during the Saturday attack.

Candidates for the Aberdeen starting XI:
Lewis; Richardson, Stewart, Scales, Coulson. McCrory, Ramadan. Kennedy, Beth Ijen, Hayes.Miovsky

Possible starters for St Mirren:
Carson; Gallagher, Shaughnessy, Dunn. Strain, Bacchus, El Hahon, O’Hara, Tanser.Brophy, Greaves

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Aberdeen 2-1 St Mirren

Both teams are looking to regain their winning ways on Saturday after their previous defeats and see the match as a good opportunity to score maximum points.

Aberdeen were unable to test Celtic last weekend, but they feel their new team has enough quality to come out on top at Pittodrie.

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