Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
St Johnstone will look to make amends for the League Cup defeat to Celtic when they take on Hibernian at McDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon. The Saints will be fully focused on the Scottish Premiership in the remainder of the season, but they face a difficult task against Hibernian. Chris Kane is banned for the match, while fellow forwards Glenn Middleton and Stevie May are sidelined with injuries.
The Hibs, on the other hand, did well to beat Rangers in the League Cup semis at the weekend, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Perth. Hibernian are more of a team than St Johnstone, and given their display in the triumph over Rangers, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on Jack Ross’ charges. Ryan Porteous is suspended, while all Daniel MacKay, Sean Mackie, and Melker Hallberg miss out with injuries.
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 (Hibernian):
Founded in August 1875, Hibernian are the Scottish Premier League team that play home matches at Easter Road. The capacity of the venue is 20,421, and it was opened in 1893. The Hibs wear light green shirts with white sleeves and white shorts in home matches, while light grey is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Hibernian clinched their first Scottish league trophy back in the 1902/03 season, and they were the dominant force in Scottish football in the early 50s, securing three titles more from 1948 to 1952. The Easter Road outfit recorded their biggest win on September 3, 1881, with the team rolling over Black Watch Highlanders 22-1.
In February 1961, the Hibs suffered the biggest defeat in the club's history as they were beaten by Airdrie 11-1. Hibernian and Hearts face each other in the Edinburgh derby. The rivalry between the two clubs is considered one of the oldest rivalries in world football.