Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Buoyed by a thrilling win over Celtic in the Old Firm derby, Rangers will be looking to extend their winning run in the Scotland Premier League to five games when they host St. Mirren at their Ibrox Stadium. The Gers have been impressive in the festive fixtures, but they have yet to overtake Celtic in the top position in the standings. Steven Gerrard’s troops are brimming with confidence ahead of Wednesday’s clash, and we are positive that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration.
You should bear in mind, though, that Alfredo Morelos misses the match through suspension. The Saints, on the other hand, did well to beat Kilmarnock 1-0 at the weekend, with the team putting an end to their three-game winless run in the national championship to three games. However, the visitors will have a much bigger fish to fry in the midweek clash against the title-chasing side.
Highlighted Player (Andy King):
Born in Barnstaple, England on 29 October 1988, Andy King is a Welsh professional footballer famous for only representing one club in his career. The midfielder had began his youth career at Chelsea, but moved to Leicester in 2004 and he was handed his first professional contract in May 2007.
He has since represented Foxes in League One, Championship and the Premier League, making over 300 league appearances and scoring more than 55 goals in the process. While he was not exactly a first team regular during the 2015/2016 season that will forever remained etched in the memory of Leicester City fans, King made over 20 league outings to help the Foxes lift the coveted trophy for the first time in history.
Meanwhile, he has made more than 30 appearances for the Welsh national team, starting no fewer than five games as the Dragons secured their place at the Euro 2016 finals.
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).