Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Ross County will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Celtic when they host St. Mirren at their Global Energy Stadium. The Staggies are stuck at the bottom of the table, with the team collecting only 13 points from possible 57, but this match could be the turning point for the rock-bottom side. Keep in mind, though, that the likes of Randall, Lakin, Grivosti, and Charles-Cook are all sidelined with injuries for the hosts.
The Saints, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 1-0 defeat to Hibernian. St. Mirren recorded three wins in the previous four away games in all competitions, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Matchday 20. Anyhow, a low-scoring affair is on the cards as under 1.5 goals have been netted in each of St. Mirren’s previous four league games.
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 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).