Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After defeating Kilmarnock in the League Cup semis, Celtic will look to cement top position in the Premiership when they face St. Mirren on Wednesday. The Hoops aim to keep their 100% record at home intact, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. All Sead Haksabanovic, James McCarthy, Anthony Ralston, and Stephen Welsh are back to contention, while Greg Taylor remains in the recovery room.
Meanwhile, the Saints failed to win the previous four league fixtures, and seeing that they conceded eight goals in total in the previous two meetings with Celtic at Celtic Park, anything but a routine home triumph would be a big sensation. As for the away team, Marcus Fraser misses out through suspension, but both Charles Dunne and Ethan Erhahon are back from suspensions. O’Hara, though, is unlikely to recover in time to face the Hoops.
Highlighted Player (Joe Hart):
Joe Hart is an English goalkeeper who was born on 19 April, 1987. Following a three-year spell with Shrewsbury Town, Hart joined big-spending Manchester City in 2006. After ending his loan spell with with Birmingham City (2010), he returned to Man City and he has been playing for the Etihad Stadium outfit ever since.
Joe Hart earned his 63rd cap for England at the Euro 2016 finals, but he has yet to win a trophy at the major tournaments with the Three Lions. On the other hand, the 29-year-old goalkeeper has clinched two Premier League trophies with Manchester City (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and the FA Cup title in 2011.
Speaking of his individual honours, Joe Hart has won the Premier League Golden Glove award on four occasions (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2014/2015). Hart made his England debut against Trinidad & Tobago on 1 June, 2008. It has to be noted that he managed to keep a clean sheet on his debut for the English national team.
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).