St. Johnstone vs Galatasaray: Match Preview

St. Johnstone vs Galatasaray kicks off at 19:00 tonight. The game will be held at a sold out McDiarmid Park to decide who will progress to the Europa League play-off.


The tie is currently 1-1 following last Thursday's first leg in Istanbul which you can read about HERE

[Saints battled for the full 90 last week]


Here is all you need to know ahead of the match:


Where can I watch?


If you have been unable to purchase a ticket for tonight's encounter (all tickets have now been sold) then the game is on BBC Scotland which is the only place you can watch in the UK.

[The allocation has been sold out]


There will be no video coverage from Saints TV but there is audio commentary available.


Team News:


St. Johnstone


Saints remain without Craig Bryson and Charlie Gilmour who are still out injured, whilst new signing Glenn Middleton misses out on tonight's game as he wasn't registered in our squad before last week's deadline.


Saints have no fresh injury concerns or suspensions. Captain Jason Kerr missed out of last week's game vs Motherwell with a knock but he is back for today's game.

[Jason Kerr will be back in the fold tonight]


Predicted Line-up:


Clark

Rooney

Kerr

Gordon

McCart

Booth

McCann

Davidson

O'Halloran

Kane

Wotherspoon


Formation: 5-2-3


Galatasaray


Galatasaray should only be without experienced Norwegian right back Omar Elabdellaoui (who missed last Thursday's game) but otherwise will likely have a full strength side.


The visitors will be without experienced Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera following his sending off last week. They have no other suspensions.

[Muslera fouls Kane in the box]


Predicted Line-up:


Balaban

Boey

Luyindama

Marcao

Van Aanholt

Kara

Antalyali

Turan

Babel

Mohamed

Diagne


Formation: 4-4-2


Score Prediction: St. Johnstone1-0 Galatasaray


Whilst St. Johnstone are obviously massive second favourites for tonight's game and will likely have to produce an unbelievable performance to get through the tie there just seems to be something in the air.

[Saints were outstanding last week]


Saints will have the biggest crowd at McDiarmid in years - with all of whom home fans, Callum Davidson is unbeaten in cup competitions and we have shown we can match the Turkish giants.


If St. Johnstone can pull something special out tonight, anything is possible.


COYS!




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