Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Following an expecting 4-1 loss to Celtic, St Johnstone will look to return to winning ways in the Premiership when they face Hearts on Wednesday evening. The Saints aim to stay in the Championship Group places, but the bookies see them as underdogs in the midweek clash. Teenage defender Alex Mitchell is widely expected to return to the starting XI after coming from the bench against the Hoops, while all Booth, Davidson, and Kane remain in the recovery room.
Meanwhile, the Jam Tarts have been involved some high-scoring games of late, with the team beating Kilmarnock 3-1, while playing a 2-2 draw with Dundee United at the weekend. Given St. Johnstone’s attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. As for the away side, both Stephen Kingsley and Craig Halkett are likely to miss the match after the duo limped off with injuries against the Terrors.
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 (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.