Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
McDiarmid Park will host Saturday’s Premiership game between St Johnstone and Kilmarnock, the two teams who are almost level on points in the standings. The Saints desperately needed a win against Hibernian, and they managed to get one, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run. St Johnstone aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but you should know that they have recorded only one win at home this term. All Murray Davidson, Cameron MacPherson, Callum Booth, and Chris Kane are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Killie, on the other hand, have been in a fine fomr of late, with the team extending their unbeaten run to four games thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ross County. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the horizon as the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment. Kyle Lafferty misses out through suspension, while all Blair Alston, Liam Donnelly, and Scott Robinson are sidelined with injuries for the away team.
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 (Kilmarnock):
Founded on January 5, 1869, Kilmarnock are the oldest professional club in Scotland. The Killie welcome their opponents at Rugby Park, the stadium with the artificial turf. The venue, which was opened back in August 1899, can hold up to 17,889 people.
Kilmarnock won their first and only Scotland Premier League trophy in the 1964/65 season despite being level on points with Hearts at the end of the season. Fellow Ayrshire club Ayr United are considered the Killie’s bitterest rivals. The two teams have been facing each other in the Ayrshire derby since September 1910.
Dark blue is the dominant colour of the club’s home kit, while Kilmarnock footballers wear yellow and blues kit when playing on the travels. The Killie recorded their biggest win back in 1896, with the team beating Saltcoats Victoria 13-2 in the second round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup. The club suffered their biggest defeat in August 1938 as they were hammered by Celtic 9-1 in the Scottish League Division.