Last updated : 28 October 2005 By A

Reid - still
Queens are in for a hectic afternoon at Paisley on Saturday they take on league leaders St Mirren on their own patch. Queens can't be that optimistic of success after scrambling a draw against Brechin at Glebe Park on Wednesday whereas the Paisley Buddies are on a roll at present. There were signs on Tuesday that Queens are gradually getting thing together but they face a very tough task tomorrow. Long term crocks Reid and Lovell are still injured and there is news of a flu outbreak in the Queens camp but I expect manager Scott will be able to field more or less the same eleven that faced Brechin in midweek. To be quite frank Queens can't hope to take anything from this game unless there is a dramatic turnround in form although perhaps a draw is not beyond their reach.

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History of the St. Mirren v Queen of the South fixture

Queen o.t.S. face a trip to St. Mirren at St Mirren Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Doonhamers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 25 and win only 9 of the 41 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with St. Mirren running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Scottish Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 SepQueen o.t.S.0 - 1St. MirrenSCD1
2005/2006Wed 31 AugQueen o.t.S.1 - 2St. MirrenSCC
2004/2005Sat 09 AprSt. Mirren3 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 29 JanQueen o.t.S.0 - 0St. MirrenSCD1
2004/2005Sat 27 NovSt. Mirren2 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 02 OctQueen o.t.S.2 - 1St. MirrenSCD1
2003/2004Sat 10 AprQueen o.t.S.1 - 0St. MirrenSCD1

Recent respective form guides

St. Mirren have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Buddies score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The away form of Queen o.t.S. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the The Doonhamers have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

St. Mirren are leading the way in the Bells Scottish Division One, with their 11 games giving them a return of 23 points. Queen o.t.S. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 7 points from 11 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
St. Mirren63216411
Queen o.t.S.6132576

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Buddies, as the The Doonhamers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
St. MirrenUnbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Queen o.t.S.Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.