Last updated : 28 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer

Another tense day is guaranteed at Palmy tomorrow as Queens scrap for three points against St Mirren. Another three ponts in the coffers would do nicely and put more fresh air between us and our rivals. It will be a dour struggle and don't expect fancy football on a pitch that is going to be very heavy. Queens hope to welcome back Brian Reid after his long injury but Gary Wood is still having problems with his kneck. Queens should be up for this one with the news that Lyle,Bowey and Paton have shown their commitment to the club. With Lyle and new boy Williams leading the line I take Queens for a narrow win but it will be close.

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

Queen o.t.S. prepare to entertain St. Mirren at Palmerston Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 40 games played, The Doonhamers have recorded 19 wins, and St. Mirren have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was earlier this season, the The Doonhamers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2003/2004Sat 24 JanSt. Mirren3 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2003/2004Wed 03 DecQueen o.t.S.1 - 2St. MirrenSCD1
2003/2004Sat 20 SepSt. Mirren1 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2002/2003Sat 15 MarQueen o.t.S.0 - 2St. MirrenSCD1

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These games have seen the The Doonhamers score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 3.

St. Mirren have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Buddies's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Queen o.t.S. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 32 points from 23 matches. St. Mirren are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 35 points from 23 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Queen o.t.S.62047126
St. Mirren6213557

FootyMad's prediction ...

Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S.8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
St. MirrenLost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.