Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Kilmarnock and St Johnstone square off against each other at Rugby Park in what is expected to be an exciting Premiership game. The Killie have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating both Aberdeen and Celtic, while sharing the spoils with Livingston. Marley Watkins limped off with injury in the last league match, with Andrew Dallas likely to step up. Midfielder Innes Cameron continues to miss out with a hamstring injury.
The Saints, on the other hand, failed to shock Rangers at Ibrox Stadium, but it has to be noted that Diallang Jaiyesimi was sent off after just 32 minutes. The 25-year-old forward misses Saturday’s clash through suspension, with Chris Kane likely to step up. Anyhow, home win should be considered as St Johnstone have been struggling on the travels in the 2023/2024 Premiership campaign, with the team already suffering five defeats away from home.
Highlighted Team (Kilmarnock):
Founded on January 5, 1869, Kilmarnock are the oldest professional club in Scotland. The Killie welcome their opponents at Rugby Park, the stadium with the artificial turf. The venue, which was opened back in August 1899, can hold up to 17,889 people.
Kilmarnock won their first and only Scotland Premier League trophy in the 1964/65 season despite being level on points with Hearts at the end of the season. Fellow Ayrshire club Ayr United are considered the Killie’s bitterest rivals. The two teams have been facing each other in the Ayrshire derby since September 1910.
Dark blue is the dominant colour of the club’s home kit, while Kilmarnock footballers wear yellow and blues kit when playing on the travels. The Killie recorded their biggest win back in 1896, with the team beating Saltcoats Victoria 13-2 in the second round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup. The club suffered their biggest defeat in August 1938 as they were hammered by Celtic 9-1 in the Scottish League Division.