Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Sunday’s football game between Hearts and St Johnstone will bring down the curtain on day 5 of the new Premiership campaign. The Jambos aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Celtic, and they are surely capable of beating the Saints on home soil. Keep in mind, though, that both Toby Sibbick and Alex Cochrane are banned for the match. Craig Halkett remains in the recovery room with a hamstring problem.
St Johnstone, on the other hand, have recorded no more than one win in the 2022/2023 Premier League campaign. The Saints have been struggling in front of goal of late, and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to spoil Hearts’ party at Tynecastle Park. Speaking of the visiting team, all Cameron MacPherson, Callum Booth, Tony Gallacher, Chris Kane, and David Wotherspoon are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Liam Boyce):
Liam Boyce is a Northern Ireland international who plays for Burton Albion in the League One. Boyce was born in Belfast on April 8, 1991 and he started his senior career at Cliftonville.
The 184-cm tall attacker played for the likes of Werder Bremen II and Ross County as well before becoming Burton Albion’s record signing in the 2017 summer transfer window.Liam Boyce missed almost entire 2017/2018 season through a serious knee injury, returning to action on February 3, 2018. Speaking of his international career, Boyce made his Northern Ireland debut against Scotland on February 9, 2011, coming as a substitute for Niall McGinn.
Six years later, on June 2, 2017, he scored his first goal for the Northern Ireland national team in a 1-0 win over New Zealand. Liam Boyce’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a second striker as well.
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.