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Dunfermline v St Mirren
Scottish Premier League
KO 19:45, Sky Sports 1


(Max last 10 only)
23 Sep 2008 Scottish League Cup Dunfermline 2-0 St Mirren
30 Apr 2007 Scottish Premier League St Mirren 0-1 Dunfermline             
10 Mar 2007 Scottish Premier League Dunfermline 0-0 St Mirren
16 Dec 2007 Scottish Premier League St Mirren 0-0 Dunfermline            
23 Sep 2006 Scottish Premier League Dunfermline 2-1 St Mirren
28 Apr 2001 Scottish Premier League Dunfermline 1-2 St Mirren
31 Mar 2001 Scottish Premier League St Mirren 1-1 Dunfermline            
16 Dec 2000 Scottish Premier League Dunfermline 2-0 St Mirren
31 Oct 2000 Scottish League Cup St Mirren 2-1 Dunfermline            
30 Sep 2000 Scottish Premier League St Mirren 2-1 Dunfermline


Dunfermline make their return to the Scottish top flight this evening as St Mirren head to East End Park. There should be a fantastic atmosphere at the ground given the club last graced the Scottish Premier League at the end of 2006/07 campaign.

Manager Jim McIntyre will be well aware of the challenge that lies ahead this year and knows the importance of picking up results on their own turf. The Pars stormed to the Division One title last year and were excellent at home. Over the season, Dunfermline lost just once at home and six matches in total. The hosts finished last year strongly and head into tonight’s clash having won six games on the bounce.

The last time St Mirren visited East End Park they were knocked out of the League Cup with a 2-0 defeat. That 2008 cup tie was the fourth game that the Pars have not conceded a goal against their next opponents.

St Mirren finished second from bottom in the 2010/11 SPL and lost 12 of their 19 road games. The newly-promoted side will fancy their chances of kicking-off with a vital three points. An earlier than usual start to the season might mean that the side are not quite up to full fitness, but they should have enough in the locker to get through the 90 minutes.

A home win is trading at around 2.35 on Betdaq and the hosts look a good bet to pick up their third successive victory against St Mirren.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back Dunfermline at 2.35: 4 points

Sunday’s Return: +5.25 points