When St Johnstone meet Dundee United at Tannadice Park tomorrow in the Scottish Premiership fixture it will be the 61st time that the teams will have met in the various formats of the competition dating back to the first meeting in season 1975/76.
The following is a summary of these previous meetings: –
P W D L F A
4 1 1 2 4 5 Muirton
27 5 10 12 28 41 McDiarmid
29 8 9 12 25 42 Tannadice
60 14 20 26 57 88 Totals
As can be seen our record against the Terrors is not great with an overall win percentage of just 23%.
When Liam Craig scored the winning goal in the 1 – 0 win at Tannadice at the end last season, it was Saints first success there in 10 previous visits dating back to 2000.
Saints fans will not wish to be reminded that the meeting in August resulted in a 4 – 0 defeat.
Although this was partly redressed with Stevie May’s hat trick in the 3 – 0 victory at McDiarmid Park at the end of December, a win is needed to leapfrog our near neighbours in the League Table.