Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Hearts will look to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Motherwell when they face St Johnstone in the Premiership round 28. The Jambos have been having their ups and downs of late, but they are surely capable of beating the Saints at home ground. Josh Ginnelly is back from suspension, while all Craig Halkett, Gary Mackay-Steven, and Beni Baningime remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Meanwhile, the visitors head into Saturday’s clash following a 1-1 draw with St. Mirren. St Johnstone are eager to move closer to top six, but seeing that Hearts have turned their Tynecastle Park into a real fortress, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. As for the visiting team, Daniel Phillips is banned for the match, while all Ryan McGowan, Murray Davidson, and Chis Kane 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.