Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Dundee United, Hibernian will be aiming to return to winning ways in the Premiership when they welcome St. Mirren at their Easter Road. The Hibs are enjoying a very successful season, and, no doubt, they are eager to represent Scotland in European competitions next season. Hibernian are eyeing their only third home win of the season, but it has to be noted that they have suffered no more than one defeat at their Easter Road in the 2020/21 Scotland Premier League campaign.
The likes of Allan and Murphy are out of contention with injuries, while Mackie is a major doubt. The Saints, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in all competitions, and seeing that they have been scoring goals for fun of late, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. There are no absentees in the away team ahead of the trip to Edinburgh.
Highlighted Player (Christian Doidge):
Over the years Christian Doidge has established himself as one of the best attackers in Scotland Premiership. Born on August 25, 1992 in Newport, Doidge is a Wales international who plays for Hibernian in the Scottish top flight.
He is a product of the Southampton football academy, but he did not see any game action in the Premier League with the Saints. The towering striker played for Bristol Rovers during his youth career as well before joining Cwmbran Celtic at senior level. He played for the likes of Barry Town, Carmanthen Town, Dag & Red, Dartford (loan), Forest Green Rovers, and Bolton Wanderers (loan) as well before signing a deal with the Hibs.
Christian Doidge made his Scotland Premier League debut on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 win over St. Mirren. The Wales attacker scored his first league goal for the Hibs against the same opponent three months late. Doidge has yet to receive a call-up for the Wales national football team.
Highlighted Team (St Mirren):
St Mirren are Scottish football club that compete in the Scotland Premier League. Founded in 1877, the Buddies play home games at St Mirren Park. The venue, which was built in 2009, can hold up to 8,000 spectators.
St Mirren are well known for their white and black home kit, while black and violet are the dominant colours of their away kit. The Scottish club played their first match against Johnstone Britannia on October 6, 1877, winning the game by one goal to nil. St Mirren have a bitter rivalry with Greenock Morton, and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two clubs.
The Buddies recorded their biggest win on January 30, 1960, with the team crushing Glasgow University 15-0 in the Scottish Cup. David McCrae is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 221 league goals. St Mirren have won the Scotland Premiership three times (1925/26, 1958/59, 1986/87).