Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Pittodrie Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Aberdeen and St. Mirren, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Premiership standings. The Dons aim to build on a 2-0 win over Livingston where they managed to put an end to their three-game losing run. Aberdeen are eyeing their fifth home win of the process, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. All McGeouch, Kennedy, Gallagher, Ramsay, Considine, and Devlin are out of contention through injuries.
The Saints, on the other hand, are on a seven-game winless run in the Scottish top flight. St. Mirren are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Aberdeen, and given the Dons’ display in the midweek triumph, the visitors are unlikely to grab something from the match. Defender Conor McCarthy continues to miss out with injury for the visiting team.
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 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).