Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After dropping two points in a goalless draw with St. Mirren, Celtic will be looking to return to winning ways in the Scotland Premier League when they take on McDiarmid Park on Matchday 20. The Hoops are six points behind league leaders Rangers, meaning that this has to go down as yet another must-win game for the capital club. Key attacker Kyogo Furuhashi should be recalled to the starting XI after he was rested in the goalless draw with St. Mirren, whilst Turnbull, Ajeti, Jota, Giakoumakis, Dembele, and Jullien should miss out with injuries.
The Saints, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Ross County, and seeing that Celtic are eager to get back on course in the national championship, away win should be considered. You should know that Celtic defeated St. Johnstone in each of the previous four meetings between the two sides.
Highlighted Player (Ali Crawford ):
Born in Lanark, Scotland on July 30, 1991, Ali Crawford is a professional footballer who plays for Doncaster Rovers as a midfielder. As a kid, Crawford played for a local club Milton Rovers before joining Heart of Midlothian football school.
He continued playing for the Hearts first team and after scoring 31 goals in 227 appearances for the club, he moved to Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2018. Ali Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Donny, scoring his first ever goal for the club in a 3-2 win over Rochdale on October 13, 2018.
The Scottish footballer, has yet to make his debut with the national team, plays for Doncaster Rovers as a left midfielder, but he is used as both central and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with the League One side until June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Celtic):
The Celtic Football Club boasts a proud over 100-year long history which has made The Bhoys a global brand thanks to their unprecedented social awareness that dates to the very beginnings of this Scottish club. Celtic was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow by raising money to help their fellow citizens.
The charity legacy continues to this day with Celtic still preserving their charitable traditions through the Celtic FC Foundation. The Celts play their home matches at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people. One of the two most successful football clubs in Scotland with 47 Scottish League Championship titles to their name, Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, with the clubs known as the Old Firm.
European Cup winners from season 1966-67 and runners-up two years later, Celtic have been regular in European competitions since their first appearance in 1962-63. Their other most standout results have been runners-up in the EUFA Cup in 2003 and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.