Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
McDiarmid Park will host Wednesday’s Premiership game between St. Johnstone and Hearts. The Saints aim to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Livingston and Celtic, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Jam Tarts. Both Crawford and Rooney are out of contention with injuries, while Gordon is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Hearts, on the other hand, have yet to suffer a loss in the new Premier League campaign.
Robbie Neilson’s men aim to melt Rangers’ advantage in the standings, and they should take advantage of St. Johnstone’s anything but splendid form. As for the visiting team, Mackay-Steven could replace Woodburn in the starting XI, but Robbie Nelson has no fresh injury worries ahead of the midweek fixture. In their last meeting in the Scottish top flight the two teams played out a 3-3 draw.
Highlighted Player (Jason Kerr):
Jason Kerr is a professional footballer who plays for St Johnstone as a defender. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on February 6, 1997, Jason Kerr is a product of the St Johnstone football academy. He started his senior career in 2014, and after ending his loan spells with East Fife and Queen of the South, he returned to the McDiarmid Park outfit in 2018.
He made his debut with the Saints in the Scottish Cup game against Albion Rovers on January 29, 2019. Jason Kerr has six caps with the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the senior team.
He scored his first goal for St Johnstone in a 4-1 defeat to Rangers on February 27, 2018. His primary position on the field is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing good displays as a central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 15 shirt at St Johnstone.
Highlighted Team (Hearts):
Founded in 1874, Hearts are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premiership. The Jam Tarts welcome their rivals at Tynecastle Park Gorgie, the stadium which can hold up to 20,000 spectators.
While the original Hearts strip was all white shirts and trousers with maroon trimmings, the club’s current home kit is all maroon with a white-collar. Hearts have won the Scottish Premier League title four times (1894/95, 1896/97, 1957/58, 1959/60), but they have been in Celtic and Rangers’ shadows in the 21st century. Hibernian are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The two teams first met back in 1875 on Christmas Day, with Hearts winning the match 1-0. The Tynecastle Park Gorgie recorded their biggest win in 1880, with the team rolling over Anchor 21-0 in the FA Cup.
The club’s heaviest defeat came eight years later as Hearts were beaten by Vale of Leven 8-1 in the Scottish Cup. John Robertson is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart, with the left winger netting 214 goals for the club.