Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After sharing the spoils with Motherwell in midweek, Aberdeen will be aiming to return to winning ways in the Premiership when they host St Johnstone at their Pittodrie Stadium on Matchday 20. The Dons are eager to regain third position in the standings, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s showdown. Even though the likes of Cerny, Devlin, McGeouch, Watkins, and Wright remain in the recovery room, Aberdeen are seen as favourites to beat St Johnstone.
The Saints experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Rangers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Aberdeen’s party at Pittodrie Stadium. St Johnston attacker Michael O’Halloran is sidelined through suspension, while defender Jason Kerr returns to contention after serving his ban in the midweek defeat to Steven Gerrard’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Funso Ojo ):
Funso Ojo is a Belgium international who plays for Aberdeen as a midfielder. Ojo was born in Antwerp on August 28, 1991, starting his youth career at Olse Merksem. In 2004 he was spotted by PSV scouts, moving to Eindhoven very soon.
Funso Ojo made 11 appearances for PSV in the Dutch Eredivisie before moving to Beerschot AC, yet another club from his youth career. The Belgium international played for the likes of Royal Antwerp, Dordrecht, Willem II, and Scunthorpe United before signing a deal with Aberdeen in 2019. Funso Ojo made his Scotland Premiership debut in a 3-2 win over Hearts.
Speaking of his international career, Ojo has one cap with the Belgium U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Belgium senior team. His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a defensive midfielder. As his parents are of Nigeria descent, the Aberdeen footballer has a dual citizenship.
Highlighted Team (St Johnstone):
Founded back in 1884, St. Johnstone are Scottish football club that welcome their rivals at McDiarmid Park. The venue, which was opened in August 1989, can hold up to 10,696 spectators. Blue and white are the dominant colours of St Johnstone’s home kit, whereas they wear yellow shirts and white shorts when playing on the road.
The club’s biggest success came in the 2013/2014 season when they defeated Dundee United 2-0 in the Scottish Cup final. Steven Anderson and Steven MacLean scored for the Saints in the match played at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Dundee and Dundee United are the club’s traditional rivals, with the teams facing in the Tayside derbies.
The likes of John Brogan, Joe Carr, Willie Coburn, Roddy Grant, and Henry Hall are the first five members of St Johnston “Hall of Fame.” The Saints recorded their biggest win against Tulloch (13-0) in September 1887, with the team suffering their heaviest defeat to Montrose (11-1) in April 1893.