Mirren were beaten 2-0 at this venue the last time these two met here, and they will see this as the perfect opportunity to avenge that result, as it will also see them regain their two-point advantage over Killie.
However, doing that will require the hosts to snap up a two-game slump, which included a stalemate at home to a struggling Motherwell and a 2-0 loss to Hearts over the weekend.
That last result marked The Buddies and The Saints’ 21st consecutive match that they failed to win after conceding the first goal, which is a record that dates back to December 24 last year.
Stephen Robinson’s side have been particularly vulnerable leading up to the interval in matches and have conceded four times in the 15 minutes before the break this season, which is the second-most behind their opponents in this match (5).
The hosts have now lost four of their last six league matches, but their major issue has undoubtedly been their attacking output recently, as they failed to score in five of the matches over this period.
Still, most of those issues stem from their away performances, but at home, St Mirren are unbeaten in their last five, including three wins and two draws, while they have shut out opponents in four of those games.
David Watson gave his side the lead inside the opening 10 minutes of the match, and Marley Watkins doubled their advantage at the 17-minute mark, while Danny Armstrong took the lead in the side for the most assists this season (7) after setting up both goals.
That result also brought The Killie’s level with their joint-longest unbeaten streak in the Scottish Premiership, marking the first time they have gone four matches unbeaten since the period between May 24 and August 13 this year.
However, despite their solid run of form, Derek McInnes’s side have found wins hard to come by on the road this season, winning only once in nine outings while failing to score in three of their last four.
Barring last season’s victory for Kilmarnock at this venue, five of the last six encounters between these sides have ended level in regulation time, and the visitors would arguably be the happier of the two with a share of the spoils in this one