Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Rangers will look to record their second win over St Johnstone in just seven days when the two teams face each other at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday. The Gers defeated the Saints thanks to Borna Barisic’s goal in the Scottish Cup last 32, and Michael Beale’s men are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s Premiership game as well. All Kemar Roofe, Steven Davis, Ridvan Yilmaz, John Souttar, Tom Lawrence, Ianis Hagi, Filip Helander, and Nnamdi Ofoborh remain on the sidelines, speaking of the home side.
The good news for the hosts is that key attacker Antonio Colak has overcome his injury. The visitors, on the other hand, are hungry for revenge, but beating Rangers at Ibrox is easier said than done. The Gers are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that they will stay in the title race with yet another win over St Johnstone. Both Murray Davidson and Chris Kane are sidelined with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Tom Lawrence):
Tom Lawrence is a Welsh footballer who plays as a winger for Championship side Derby County. Born in Wrexham (Wales) on January 13, 1994, Tom Lawrence played for Everton and Manchester United during his youth career.
The 180-cm-tall footballer, though, made no more than one appearances for the Red Devils in the Premier League as he was immediately sent on loan to Carlisle United. The Wales international played for the likes of Yeovil Town, Leicester City, Rotherham United, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City and Ipswich Town as well before signing a contract with Derby County. Tom Lawrence’s main position is left winger, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well.
The Derby County man made his Wales debut in November 2015 in a 3-2 loss to Netherlands. The highlight of his career is the goal he scored against Georgia in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. His preferred foot is right and he wears No. 10 jersey at Derby County.
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.