Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
The SMISA Stadium will host a postponed Premiership fixture between St. Mirren and Hibernian. The Saints are surprisingly sitting in third place in the standings, with the team having their ups and downs of late. Given their fine display in a 2-1 loss to reigning champions Celtic, we are positive that they will grab something from Wednesday’s encounter. Stephen Robinson has a full squad at his disposal except for Kenya forward Jonah Ayunga.
The Hibs, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Aberdeen. As both sides are likely to go for a win in the midweek clash, we are going to bet on both teams to score. Both Jake Doyle-Hayes and Chris Cadden are out of contention with injuries, while Harry McKirdy continues to miss out with heart problems. When the two teams met in the League Cup two months ago Hibernian defeated St. Mirren 4-2.
Highlighted Player (Christian Doidge):
Over the years Christian Doidge has established himself as one of the best attackers in Scotland Premiership. Born on August 25, 1992 in Newport, Doidge is a Wales international who plays for Hibernian in the Scottish top flight.
He is a product of the Southampton football academy, but he did not see any game action in the Premier League with the Saints. The towering striker played for Bristol Rovers during his youth career as well before joining Cwmbran Celtic at senior level. He played for the likes of Barry Town, Carmanthen Town, Dag & Red, Dartford (loan), Forest Green Rovers, and Bolton Wanderers (loan) as well before signing a deal with the Hibs.
Christian Doidge made his Scotland Premier League debut on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 win over St. Mirren. The Wales attacker scored his first league goal for the Hibs against the same opponent three months late. Doidge has yet to receive a call-up for the Wales national football team.
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).