Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
McDiarmid Park will host Saturday’s football game between St Johnstone and Ross County, the two bottom-table sides. The Saints aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Hibernian and Dundee, and a win over Ross County will see them move closer to the Championship Group berth. Both Craig and Solomon-Otabor are pushing for a start, while Craig Bryson is back from suspension. Both David Wotherspoon and Stevie May continue to miss out with injuries.
The Staggies, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom ahead of Matchday 17. The rock-bottom side have already suffered five defeats on the road this term, and despite showing signs of improvement of late, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Saints. In their last meeting in the Scottish top flight St Johnstone defeated Ross County thanks to Glenn Middleton’s goal, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
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 (Ross County):
Founded back in 1929, Ross County are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premier League. The Staggies welcome their rivals at Victoria Park, the stadium which can accommodate up to 6,541 (all-seated) people. Ross County have a bitter rivalry with fellow Highlanders Inverness Caledonian, with the two teams facing each other in Highland derby.
The Staggies recorded their biggest win against St Cuthbert Wanderers (11-0) in the 1993/94 Scottish Cup round 1, whereas their biggest loss came in the third round of the 1961/62 Scottish Cup campaign, with the team suffered a 7-0 defeat to Kilmarnock. Michael Gardyne, who scored 71 goals in 392 appearances for Ross County, is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart.
Ross County have never won the Scottish Premier League trophy, but they did well to make it to the Scottish Cup final in the 2009/10 season. The Staggies were beaten by Dundee United (0-3) in the title game at Hampden Park, Glasgow.