After an unimpressive start on the opening day of the Scottish Premiership, sides St. Johnstone and Aberdeen will lock horns. Both sides will be looking to kickstart their campaign with a win. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 2.30 pm.
St. Johnstone started their opening day with a 1-1 draw at Dundee United. Aberdeen was far worse as a 1-0 loss to Rangers marked the highlight of their opening day.
Callum Davidson was full of concern having gone one man down in the first half at Dundee United. The side, however, went on to salvage with picking one point and sharing the spoils for both sides.
It was a win-win situation for Davidson, even with the one point tally. The side faced fitness issues ahead of the clash with injury woes striking the side on an opening day. Davidson was quick to shower players with praise after coming to a goal down with ten men on the pitch.
Aberdeen, on the other hand, fell to register a win against last season’s runners up Rangers. The camp suffered cutbacks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic putting the club to more disarray. It marks the worst season opener for Derek Mclnnes in his seven-year spell at the club. The future of the side in the campaign remains uncertain.
St. Johnstone vs. Aberdeen Head to Head
Both sides have 43 games against each other with St. Johnstone taking home 13 wins while Aberdeen is settling with 17 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Dundee United 1-0 St. Johnstone
St. Johnstone 1-0 Livingston
St. Mirren 0-0 St. Johnstone
St. Johnstone 0-1 Celtic
St. Johnstone 2-2 Rangers
Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers
Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian
Kilmarnock 2-2 Aberdeen
St. Mirren 0-2 Aberdeen
Aberdeen 1-2 Ross County
St. Johnstone Team News
Davidson will have to make a change in the starting lineup with the one-match suspension for skipper O’Halloran. This might have Stevie May a start after featuring on the bench during their 1-1 draw to Dundee United.
Aberdeen Team News
Andrew Considine was on the end of a red card during their loss to side Rangers in their last outing. This might hand Tommie Hoban a start after his free transfer from Watford following their relegation. The camp also faces a coronavirus pandemic with eight players in quarantine after testing positive.
Prediction and Odds
The coronavirus woes faced by the side Aberdeen might affect the squad making the trip to the home side.
St. Johnstone Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5