Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
McDiarmid Park will host Saturday’s football match between St. Johnstone and Kilmarnock, the two bottom-table sides. St. Johnstone aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Livingston, and they are surely capable of matching Kilmarnock, who suffered a defeat in each of their last six league fixtures. The Killie failed to find the net in six of their last seven league fixtures, and given the importance of Saturday’s game for the Saints, home win should be considered.
St. Johnstone are undefeated in the previous three home fixtures, but you should bear in mind that they recorded their last win at McDiarmid Park on October 30, 2019. If we take a glance at the head to head record, we will see that St. Johnstone recorded their last win over Kilmarnock on August 5, 2017. Anyhow, given the away team’s current form, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the Saints.
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 (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.