Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
A place in the Scotland FA Cup semis will be at stake when St. Johnstone and Celtic face each other at McDiarmid Park on Sunday afternoon. The Saints are brimming with confidence ahead of the match as they managed to hold Rangers to a draw at the weekend, but they are still seen as underdogs in the FA Cup clash. You should bear in mind that St. Johnstone are undefeated in the previous six league fixtures.
The Hoops, on the other hand, are on the right track to win the Premiership trophy, but they have big ambitions for the FA Cup final stages as well. Neil Lennon’s men came from behind to beat Kilmarnock in their last league fixture, and despite St. Johnstone’s fine form, we predict that the Scottish giants are going to advance to the semi-finals. In their last meeting in the FA Cup Celtic crushed St. Johnstone 5-0.
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 (Celtic):
The Celtic Football Club boasts a proud over 100-year long history which has made The Bhoys a global brand thanks to their unprecedented social awareness that dates to the very beginnings of this Scottish club. Celtic was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow by raising money to help their fellow citizens.
The charity legacy continues to this day with Celtic still preserving their charitable traditions through the Celtic FC Foundation. The Celts play their home matches at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people. One of the two most successful football clubs in Scotland with 47 Scottish League Championship titles to their name, Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, with the clubs known as the Old Firm.
European Cup winners from season 1966-67 and runners-up two years later, Celtic have been regular in European competitions since their first appearance in 1962-63. Their other most standout results have been runners-up in the EUFA Cup in 2003 and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.