Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After kicking off the season with a 1-0 win at Aberdeen, Rangers will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host St. Mirren at their Ibrox Stadium on Sunday. Steven Gerrard’s troops aim to get off to a flying start, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Saints. Alfredo Morelos, who provided an assist for Ryan Kent in the season opener, will be the man to keep an eye on in the home side.
St. Mirren, on the other hand, did well to beat Livingston at home in their first game of the season. Jim Goodwin’s troops are high on spirits ahead of the trip to Glasgow, but given their poor away record in the Scottish Premiership, we predict that the underdogs are going to return home empty-handed. It has to be noted that Rangers emerged triumphant in each of their last seven meetings at Ibrox Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Scott Arfield):
Despite being born in Dechmont, Scotland, Scott Arfield represents Canada on the international stage. Arfield, though, played for Scotland U19 and U21 teams in the past and he made one appearance for Scotland B as well. Scott’s father, though, was born in Toronto, Canada and that is the main reason why he decided to play for the Canada national football team.
The Burnley midfielder made his Canada debut on March 25, 2016 in a 3-0 loss to Mexico. Scott Arfield began his club career at Falkirk and he scored 13 goals in 108 appearances in the league for the Scottish club. In 2010 he signed a deal with Huddersfield Town and he played for the Terriers from until 2013.
As previously mentioned, Arfield currently wear’s Burnley shirt, meaning that he is enjoying the Premier League football. You should bear in mind that the Scottish midfielder netted one goal for Burnley in the 2016/2017 season. He found the net in a 2-1 win over Everton on October 10, 2016.
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).