Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
Celtic will be looking to book their place in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals when they face St. Mirren in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon. The Hoops are on the right track to win the Premiership, but, no doubt, boss Ange Postecoglou wants to win everything this season. Since the Australian tactician has a full squad to choose from, home win should be considered. A man to watch in the home team will be Kyogo Furuhashi, who has netted 19 goals so far this season, while David Turnbull could be recalled to the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in a 4-1 win over St Johnstone.
The Saints, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run at Celtic Park, and given their anything but good display in a 1-0 loss to Hibernian, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Both Jonah Ayunga and Richard Tait should miss out with injuries, speaking of the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Mooy):
Aaron Mooy is an Australian footballer who playes for Huddersfield Town as a midfielder. Mooy was born in Sydney on September 15, 1990 and at the age of 16 he joined English club Bolton Wanderers. The midfielder played for the youth team of Bolton from 2006 to 2009, but he did not make his first-team debut for the club.
In 2010 he joined St. Mirren and after scoring one goal in 21 appearances in the league for the Scottish outfit, Aaron Mooy returned to Australia, signing a contract with Western Sydney Wanderers. In 2014 he joined fellow Australian club Melbourne City and two years later he decided to return to England. Aaron Mooy signed a three-year deal with Manchester City in June, 2016, but he was immediately sent on loan to Championship side Huddersfield Town.
In the summer of 2015 the Australia international joined the Terriers on a permanent basis. His main position is central midfield, but he can play as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (St Mirren):
St Mirren are Scottish football club that compete in the Scotland Premier League. Founded in 1877, the Buddies play home games at St Mirren Park. The venue, which was built in 2009, can hold up to 8,000 spectators.
St Mirren are well known for their white and black home kit, while black and violet are the dominant colours of their away kit. The Scottish club played their first match against Johnstone Britannia on October 6, 1877, winning the game by one goal to nil. St Mirren have a bitter rivalry with Greenock Morton, and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two clubs.
The Buddies recorded their biggest win on January 30, 1960, with the team crushing Glasgow University 15-0 in the Scottish Cup. David McCrae is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 221 league goals. St Mirren have won the Scotland Premiership three times (1925/26, 1958/59, 1986/87).