Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Hamilton play host to St. Johnstone at their Fountain of Youth Stadium on Boxing Day. Hamilton did well to put an end to their three-game losing run in the Premiership at the weekend, with the team beating Hearts 2-1 in front of home fans. The Accies aim to move away from the danger zone in the standings, and they are surely capable of grabbing something from Thursday’s clash against the fellow relegation-threatened side.
The Saints, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late. Tommy Wright’s men are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet. Since St. Johnstone are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Hamilton, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals this time out.
Highlighted Player (Scott McMann):
Born on July 9, 1996, Scott McMann is a Scottish footballer who plays for Hamilton Academical as a defender. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is used as both left and right back as well. Scott McMann is a product of the Hamilton Academical football academy, and he has been playing for the senior team since 2013.
In 2016 he made seven appearances in the league during his loan spell with Clyde. McMann, who represented both Scotland U16 and U17 teams in the past, wears the number 3 on his shirt. The right-footed defender made his Scotland Premier League debut with Hamilton in a 1-0 win over St Mirren on May 23, 2015.
The Scottish footballer scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win at Clyde in the League Cup on July 17, 2019. Scott McMann wears the number 3 jersey at Hamilton Academical.
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.