Description: JHN Vs ABD Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Aberdeen finally return to the middle for the first time in over two weeks.
After being defeated 1-0 by Rangers in their league opener of the new season, all Aberdeen wanted was to return to the middle and overturn that result. However, the team as snatched of that opportunity as eight players ended up flouting the Coronavirus safety protocols in place.
Endangering not only their squad but the 2020-21 edition of the Scottish Premiership and its partaking clubs as well, the players were handed down a hefty ban following the latest development. The move also resulted in the massive setback of three of the club’s ensuing encounters being postponed to leave the side devoid of action for over two weeks.
Now back on the pitch today, for Aberdeen today’s forthcoming encounter comes bearing with it multiple faceted ramifications. Not only can the club put behind its aberrations regarding health issues but can finally hit the ground running in the league as well and scour for its opening win when it takes on St Johnstone today.
JHN Vs ABD Dream11 Probable Winner
Three matches and St Johnstone have received every possible outcome in the league. The last one was the most important though with the side’s 2-1 win against Kilmarnock finally seeing it muster up its first three points in the competition.
While they’ll be bolstered by that performance, we don’t envision St Johnstone having enough in their ranks to extend that win to this clash. Up infront of a well rested Aberdeen side scrounging for redemption, St Johnstone are set to suffer the brunt of their paper thin defence.
Probable Playing 11
Parish, Rooney, Gordon, Kerr, Tanser, McNamara, Craig, Conway, Wotherspoon, O’Halloran, Hendry
Lewis, Hernandez, Taylor, Hoban, Logan, Ferguson, McCrorie, Ojo, McGinn, Edmondson, Hedges
Scottish Premiership 2020-21
Match: St Johnstone Vs Aberdeen
Date And Time: 21st August, Friday- 12:00am IST
Venue: McDiarmid Park, Perth
- Craig: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
- Niall: 6 Goals, 6 Assists
Kilmarnock Vs St Johnstone: 1-2
Aberdeen Vs Rangers: 0-1
Dream 11 Picks
Had Elliot Parrish not decided to turn up the last time around, St Johnstone would have been left bereft of their first win. As Kilmarnock came down hard on him in a bid to restore parity in the affair, Parrish was equal to the task as he stood firm in the face of adversity for the side.
After a relatively strong defensive 2019-20 season, Aberdeen showed that they are up to the task this season as well. The side ended up letting in a measly one goal against reigning champions Rangers as they made life extremely cumbersome for a side known to blow teams apart.
It was a well versed and well disciplined defensive display, one which sees us opt for a trio of picks from the side. All of Scott McKenna, Ashton Taylor and Ronald Hernandez will be ingrained in our setup with us envisioning a cleansheet for the club today.
With a string of top scorers out for Aberdeen, all the scoring onus will fall on Niall McGinn today. He popped up with 6 goals and 6 assists for the side last season, numbers which allude towards his expansive skill set to see him become an instant selection for us.
Matty Kennedy will be joining him with him having registered four goals last season. We have Craig Bryson also be snared from the side to comprise of an eclectic trio, one which come up with a gripping attacking performance infront of a wanting St Johnstone defence.
His side’s top scorer at the moment, Liam Craig has been in stellar touch since the league has made an onset. The player has ushered his way a goal and assist with his endeavours helping the side to a 2-1 win the last time around.
David Wotherspoon has the one goal to his name as well to see him become the second pick from the club.
The two will be joined up by Michael O’Halloran who has also scored on the one instance for the side. Elsewhere, the meticulous Bruce Anderson is our selection from Aberdeen with the player capable of leaving St Johnstone flummoxed with his ability to peel off defenders and pile up some real scorchers.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Having played a hand in 12 goals for his side last season, the riveting Niall will be captaining our side while Matty is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Parish, Taylor, Hernandez, Scott, Craig, David, Bryson, Kennedy, Niall, Anderson, Michael
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