Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After surviving Motherwell before the international break, Hearts will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on St Johnstone in the Premiership round 14. The Jambos are seen as hot favourites to win Saturday’s encounter, but they will have to showcase their worth on the field. All Nathaniel Atkinson, Barrie McKay, Craig Halkett, and Craig Gordon are out of contention with injuries, while Odel Offiah is likely to miss out through illness.
The Saints, on the other hand, have recently displayed promising signs of progress, with the team beating both Kilmarnock and Ross County, while sharing the spoils with Motherwell. St Johnstone, though, have been struggling on the travels this term, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the home side. All Sam McClelland, Drey Wright, and Alistair Crawford should miss out with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Team (Hearts):
Founded in 1874, Hearts are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premiership. The Jam Tarts welcome their rivals at Tynecastle Park Gorgie, the stadium which can hold up to 20,000 spectators.
While the original Hearts strip was all white shirts and trousers with maroon trimmings, the club’s current home kit is all maroon with a white-collar. Hearts have won the Scottish Premier League title four times (1894/95, 1896/97, 1957/58, 1959/60), but they have been in Celtic and Rangers’ shadows in the 21st century. Hibernian are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The two teams first met back in 1875 on Christmas Day, with Hearts winning the match 1-0. The Tynecastle Park Gorgie recorded their biggest win in 1880, with the team rolling over Anchor 21-0 in the FA Cup.
The club’s heaviest defeat came eight years later as Hearts were beaten by Vale of Leven 8-1 in the Scottish Cup. John Robertson is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart, with the left winger netting 214 goals for the club.