Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
The Simple Digital Arena will host Saturday’s football match between St. Mirren and Kilmarnock. The Saints aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Hibernian, with the team eyeing their first home win since December 19, 2020. St. Mirren are eager to retain their spot in top six, and bookies see them as favourites to win the match. Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is banned, while forward Collin Quaner misses the game through suspension.
The Killie, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing each of their previous four league fixtures. Kilmarnock are not regarded as good travellers, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Saints this time out. The likes of Broadfoot, Findlay, and Waters are sidelined with injuries, while Kiltie and Mulumbu will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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 (Kilmarnock):
Founded on January 5, 1869, Kilmarnock are the oldest professional club in Scotland. The Killie welcome their opponents at Rugby Park, the stadium with the artificial turf. The venue, which was opened back in August 1899, can hold up to 17,889 people.
Kilmarnock won their first and only Scotland Premier League trophy in the 1964/65 season despite being level on points with Hearts at the end of the season. Fellow Ayrshire club Ayr United are considered the Killie’s bitterest rivals. The two teams have been facing each other in the Ayrshire derby since September 1910.
Dark blue is the dominant colour of the club’s home kit, while Kilmarnock footballers wear yellow and blues kit when playing on the travels. The Killie recorded their biggest win back in 1896, with the team beating Saltcoats Victoria 13-2 in the second round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup. The club suffered their biggest defeat in August 1938 as they were hammered by Celtic 9-1 in the Scottish League Division.