Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Against all odds, Ross County defeated Hibernian in Edinburgh in their last game of the year, with the team producing a thrilling display at Easter Road. The Hibs failed to create a descent opportunity to score while looking for the equalizer, and, no doubt, the Staggies are capable of matching St Johnstone at home ground. Ross County are likely to adopt yet another defence-minded approach in Saturday’s clash, meaning that there is a big value in betting on under 2.5 goals.
Both Reid and Draper return from suspensions for the hosts. The Saints, on the other hand, failed to turn their dominance into goals in a goalless draw with Hamilton. Since St Johnstone looked solid at the back in their last game of the year, a low-scoring affair is on the cards at Global Energy Stadium. Under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Ross County’s previous six games in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Ross Doohan):
Born in Clydebank, Scotland on March 29, 1998, Ross Doohan is a talented goalkeeper who plays for Ross County on loan from Celtic. Doohan is a product of the Celtic football academy, but he has yet to see a game action with the Hoops in the Premiership.
The 186-cm tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Cumbernauld Colts, Greenock Morton, and Ayr United as well before signing a loan deal with Ross County. Ross Doohan made his Ross County debut in the Premier League in a goalless draw with Hibernian on October 17, 2020.
Speaking of his international career, the Ross County goalkeeper has 11 caps with the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. He made his debut for the U21 team in a 1-1 draw with Togo U21 at the 2018 World Youth Festival in Toulon. His preferred foot is right.
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.