On Saturday, St. Mirren will host Ross County in Paisley for their third Scottish Premiership match of the year.
Both teams have yet to earn a point from their first two games and have each given up five goals in two losses in a row.
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After losing to Motherwell by a slim margin of at home on the opening weekend, St. Mirren was defeated by Aberdeen while playing with 10 men last Saturday.
Declan Gallagher, a former Dons defender, was sent in the 22nd minute for two bookable offenses, leaving the Buddies with a difficult task.
Before halftime, the hosts had a three-goal advantage. Despite Jonah Ayunga’s goal from the penalty spot eight minutes later, Jim Goodwin eventually defeated his former team by adding a fourth goal in the dying minutes.
Since taking over for Goodwin as head coach at St. Mirren in February, Stephen Robinson has yet to make an impact, having won only five of his 19 competitive games in all competitions.
Ross County, the Buddies’ opponents on Saturday, do have a good record against them, as they have only lost one of their past eight home games against them while winning four and drawing the other three. Ross County lost 3-1 to Premiership champions Celtic at home last Saturday as a result of their opening weekend defeat at the hands of Hearts.
Alex Iacovitti’s header just before the hour mark gave the home team the lead back after Kyogo Furuhashi had given the Hoops the lead, but goals from Moritz Jenz and Liel Abada in the final six minutes allowed Ange Postecoglou’s team secure the victory in Dingwall.
Despite the loss, Malky Mackay was pleased with his team’s performance. However, he will now be looking to pick up points in the upcoming weeks when they play St. Mirren and newly promoted Kilmarnock.
Ross County has now dropped each of its last five Premiership games, including its final three games of the previous campaign. However, they have had more success in the Scottish League Cup this year, winning all four of their group games while scoring 11 goals.
The Staggies will be attempting to defeat the Buddies twice in a row for the first time since 2013 when they square off on Saturday after defeating St Mirren in March.
The match on Saturday will be seen as an excellent opportunity for both Ross County and St Mirren to earn their first victory of the new season.However, with not much separating the two teams, a score tie at the SMiSA Stadium may be in the cards.