Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After eliminating Ayr United in the last 16 of the FA Cup, St. Johnstone will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Motherwell in the Premiership. The Saints did well to beat Aberdeen 1-0 on the road in their last league match, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of the midweek fixture. Callum Hendry, who found the net in the triumph over Ayr United, is pushing for a start.
The Well, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form. Following back-to-back losses to Livingston (0-1) and Celtic (0-4) in the national championship, the team played out a 1-1 draw with St. Mirren in the FA Cup at the weekend. Seeing that the visitors do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of the trip to Perth, we are tempted to put our money on the Saints this time out.
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 (Motherwell):
Motherwell are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premiership. The Steelmen play home games at Fir Park, the stadium which can hold up to 13,677 spectators, wearing amber and claret shirts.
White, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of the club’s away kit. Founded in 1886, Motherwell won their first domestic trophy in the 1931/32 season, leaving Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic behind them in the standings. Speaking of the Scottish Cup, the Steelmen have two titles in the cup competition. In the 1951/52 season, Motherwell defeated Dundee 4-0 in the Scottish Cup final, with the team repeating the success 39 years later as they outplayed Dundee United 4-3 in the title game.
The likes of Hamilton Academical and Airdrieonians are regarded as the club’s bitterest rivals. The games between these clubs are known as the Lanarkshire derby. Hughie Ferguson is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart as he netted 284 goals for the Steelmen in league matches.