Our prediction for this match:
St. Johnstone and Preston take on each other at TBC stadium in a pre-season friendly. The Saints aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Hibernian, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the nominal hosts. St. Johnstone boss Callum Davidson is likely to make changes to the starting XI. The Lilywhites, on the other hand, rolled over amateur club Bamber Bridge 8-3 despite the fact that first-team regulars did not take part in the first warm-up match of the season.
Senior players are set to return against St. Johnstone, with all Alan Browne, Andrew Hughes, Ched Evans, and Paul Huntington pushing for a start. Anyhow, Preston are more of a team than St. Johnstone, and we predict that the Championship side will prove their worth on the field. Summer signings Izzy Browne and Matthew Olosunde could make their debuts in Tuesday’s friendly.
Highlighted Player (Jason Kerr):
Jason Kerr is a professional footballer who plays for St Johnstone as a defender. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on February 6, 1997, Jason Kerr is a product of the St Johnstone football academy. He started his senior career in 2014, and after ending his loan spells with East Fife and Queen of the South, he returned to the McDiarmid Park outfit in 2018.
He made his debut with the Saints in the Scottish Cup game against Albion Rovers on January 29, 2019. Jason Kerr has six caps with the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the senior team.
He scored his first goal for St Johnstone in a 4-1 defeat to Rangers on February 27, 2018. His primary position on the field is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing good displays as a central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 15 shirt at St Johnstone.
Highlighted Team (Preston):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later.
In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division).
Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool.
Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.