Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After holding Aberdeen to a goalless draw, Dundee United will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they take on St. Johnstone on Matchday 23. The Terrors are tough to beat at home, with the team suffering only one loss in the previous seven home games in all competitions. In their last home game in the Premiership Dundee United played out a 1-1 draw with Motherwell.
The Saints, on the other hand, failed to win the previous eight games in all competitions. St. Johnstone are not regarded as good travelers, and given Dundee United’s fine home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. You should bear in mind that the Terrors have not defeated the Saints in the national championship since April 2016, meaning that the lack of motivation should not prove to be a problem for the home team.
Highlighted Player (Calum Butcher):
Calum Butcher is an English midfielder, who was born in Rochford on February 26, 1991. Butcher played for the youth teams of Ipswich Town, Southend United and Tottenham Hotspur and despite being a Spurs player he did not see any game action at senior level during his spell with the White Hart Lane outfit.
The 185-cm-tall midfielder, though, was named as a substitute for Spurs in a 1-1 draw with Shakhstar Donetsk in the UEFA cup back in 2009. Butcher played for the likes of Barnet (loan), Hjorring, Hayes & Yeading United, Dundee United and Burton Albion in the past before joining Millwall on August 25, 2016. He made his debut for the Lions two days after signing for the club, coming as a substitute in a 3-1 victory over Chesterfield.
Butcher scored his first goal for Milwall against Northampton on October 15, 2016. It has to be noted that the midfielder scored two goals in 32 appearances for the Lions in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
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.