Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
St. Mirren and Hearts go head to head at the SMISA Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting Premier League game. The Saints are undefeated in the previous five league fixtures, but they need to return to winning ways as soon as possible if they are to book their place in the Championship group. Mark O’Hara is back from suspension, but fellow midfielder Ethan Erhahon will have to serve his ban against Hearts.
Robbie Neilson’s troops, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over St Johnstone and Hibernian. Hearts are eager to stay in top three in the standings, and given their attacking potential, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. A man to watch in the away team will be Lawrence Shankland, who scored a brace at the weekend, while all Craig Halkett, Craig Gordon, Gary Mackay-Steven, Peter Haring, and Benin Baningime should miss out with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Fraser):
Marcus Fraser is a Scottish footballer who plays for Ross County as a defender. Fraser is a product of Celtic football school, but he made no more than one appearance for the Hoops in the Scottish Premier League. He played his only game for the Scottish giants in a 3-1 win at Inverness on February 9, 2013.
After ending his loan spell with Cowdenbeath, Marcus Fraser signed a deal with Ross County in 2015. Over the years, the defender has established himself as a first-team regular with the Staggies, making 26 appearances in the Scottish top flight last term.
Speaking of his international career, Fraser has five caps for the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. His main position on the field is a right-back, but he is capable of producing good performances as a centre-back as well. Marcus Fraser was born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland, on June 23, 1994.
Highlighted Team (Hearts):
Founded in 1874, Hearts are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premiership. The Jam Tarts welcome their rivals at Tynecastle Park Gorgie, the stadium which can hold up to 20,000 spectators.
While the original Hearts strip was all white shirts and trousers with maroon trimmings, the club’s current home kit is all maroon with a white-collar. Hearts have won the Scottish Premier League title four times (1894/95, 1896/97, 1957/58, 1959/60), but they have been in Celtic and Rangers’ shadows in the 21st century. Hibernian are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The two teams first met back in 1875 on Christmas Day, with Hearts winning the match 1-0. The Tynecastle Park Gorgie recorded their biggest win in 1880, with the team rolling over Anchor 21-0 in the FA Cup.
The club’s heaviest defeat came eight years later as Hearts were beaten by Vale of Leven 8-1 in the Scottish Cup. John Robertson is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart, with the left winger netting 214 goals for the club.