Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ross County, St Johnstone will be aiming to return to winning ways in the Premiership when they host Hearts to their McDiarmid Park on Matchday 25. Following three consecutive draws, the Saints defeated Ross County thanks to Mbunga Kimpioka’s goal, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Trinidad & Tobago international Daniel Phillips is back from suspension, while all Sam McClelland, Drey Wright, and Alistair Crawford miss out with injuries.
The Jambos, on the other hand, are on a four-game winning run in the Scottish top flight. Hearts aim to cement third place in the standings, but beating St Johnstone on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, the share of spoils is on the horizon. The likes of Barrie McKay, Peter Haring, Cameron Devlin, and Liam Boyce are injured for the visiting side.
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.