Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
St. Johnstone and St. Mirren face each other in an all-Saints clash at McDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon. St Johnstone have been having their ups and downs in the first half of the season, and, as a result, they sit in the 8th position in the standings ahead of Matchday 6. Callum Davidson’s troops have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous two league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are eager to put an end to the negative trend.
St. Mirren, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late. Following a 1-0 win over Hamilton, Jim Goodwin’s men shared the spoils with Ross County in their last league match. The Saints host and the Saints visitors seem to be evenly matched at the moment; therefore, we are tempted to put our money on draw.
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 (St Mirren):
St Mirren are Scottish football club that compete in the Scotland Premier League. Founded in 1877, the Buddies play home games at St Mirren Park. The venue, which was built in 2009, can hold up to 8,000 spectators.
St Mirren are well known for their white and black home kit, while black and violet are the dominant colours of their away kit. The Scottish club played their first match against Johnstone Britannia on October 6, 1877, winning the game by one goal to nil. St Mirren have a bitter rivalry with Greenock Morton, and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two clubs.
The Buddies recorded their biggest win on January 30, 1960, with the team crushing Glasgow University 15-0 in the Scottish Cup. David McCrae is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 221 league goals. St Mirren have won the Scotland Premiership three times (1925/26, 1958/59, 1986/87).