Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
St. Mirren and Hamilton take on each other at the Simple Digital Arena in a postponed Premiership game. The Saints did well to hold Aberdeen to a goalless draw at the weekend, and they are now on a quest to return to winning ways in the Scottish top flight. All Brophy, McGrath, and Quaner are sidelined with injuries for the hosts. You should bear in mind that a win over Hamilton will see St. Mirren regain their spot in top six.
The Accies, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Motherwell. Hamilton regained a much-needed confidence at the weekend, with the team overtaking Ross County in the 11th place in the standings. Anyhow, given the importance of Wednesday’s clash for St. Mirren, home win should be considered. All Smith, Templeton, and Want are likely to miss the game through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Joe Shaughnessy):
After spending his youth career at Mervue United and Salthill Devon, Joe Shaughnessy signed his first professional deal with Aberdeen in June 2009. Shaughnessy made 53 appearances for the club in the Scottish Premier League before joining St. Johnstone in 2015.
In October 2017 the Irish defender was named the club’s captain as he replaced Steven Anderson in the role. Joe Shaughnessy, who played for the likes of Forfar Athletic and Falkirk on loan in the past, left St. Johnstone at the end of the 2018/2019 season, signing a one-year deal with Southend United.
The Irish footballer made his League One debut in a 1-0 loss to Coventry City in the opening match of the season. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well. His contract with Southend United should expire on June 30, 2020. Joe Shaughnessy’s preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Hamilton):
Nicknamed the Accies, Hamilton are the Scottish Premier League club founded back in 1874. Hamilton’s home ground is New Douglas Park, the venue which was opened in 2001. The capacity of the stadium is only 6,018. The Accies clinched their first domestic trophy in the 1985/86 season, with the team finishing the process eleven points clear of second-placed Falkirk.
Two seasons later, Hamilton repeated the success, with the team clinching their third and last Scotland Premier League trophy in the 2007/2008 season. The Accies wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home ground, while blue and green are the dominant colours of their away kit. Fellow clubs based in Lanarkshire, Motherwell, and Albion Rovers, are considered the club’s main rivals.
Speaking of the club’s biggest win, you should bear in mind that Hamilton outclassed Morton 10-0 in May 2014. Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy is considered one of the most notable footballers who started their senior career at Hamilton.