Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Motherwell and ten-man Aberdeen, St. Mirren will look to stay in top six when they welcome Hibernian to their the SMISA Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Saints have been in a fine form of late, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. The opposition back-line should have Curtis Main at bay as the 30-year-forward has found his goal-scoring touch of late, while defender Richard Tait has yet to overcome a groin problem.
The Hibs, on the other hand, aim to extend their unbeaten run to five matches. In the first half of the season Hibernian rolled over St. Mirren 3-0, but seeing that the Saints have found their best form, we are tempted to put our money on draw this time out. Kevin Nisbet has joined the likes of Doyle-Hayes, Kukharevych, Magennis, Bushiri, and Doyle in the recovery room.
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 (Hibernian):
Founded in August 1875, Hibernian are the Scottish Premier League team that play home matches at Easter Road. The capacity of the venue is 20,421, and it was opened in 1893. The Hibs wear light green shirts with white sleeves and white shorts in home matches, while light grey is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Hibernian clinched their first Scottish league trophy back in the 1902/03 season, and they were the dominant force in Scottish football in the early 50s, securing three titles more from 1948 to 1952. The Easter Road outfit recorded their biggest win on September 3, 1881, with the team rolling over Black Watch Highlanders 22-1.
In February 1961, the Hibs suffered the biggest defeat in the club's history as they were beaten by Airdrie 11-1. Hibernian and Hearts face each other in the Edinburgh derby. The rivalry between the two clubs is considered one of the oldest rivalries in world football.