Hamilton vs St Johnstone
2018/19 Scottish Premiership
Date: Saturday, 1st September 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Hope CBD Stadium (Hamilton).
The Scottish Premiership season is still fresh with just 3 games played so far. Hamilton in 9th spot will play host St Johnstone who are directly above them in the table on Saturday afternoon.
The host kicked off their season with a humiliating 4-1 defeat against Heart but won Motherwell in their second game.
Hamilton will enter this game from a 1-0 defeat away against the reigning Champions Celtic. A game they were Cleary out played by a high margin. The score board favored their host yet it doesn’t reflect the outcome of the game play.
Hamilton only manage 31% overall possession after 90 minutes of the game with a shot on target against Celtics 3. They had a total of 3 shots in that game while Celtic had 19 shots in that game. They will be hoping to get a better game on Saturday.
Meanwhile, St Johnstone have turned good after their opening game of the season. They lost 2-0 Kilmarnock in the game week 1 but have been unbeaten in all competitions after then.
The Saints defeated Dundee 1-0 at home last weekend, this came after a 4-2 League Cup win over Queen of the South. They now have a point more than Hamilton in the league table having won 1, drawn 1 and lost 1 in the 3 league games played so far.
Hamilton vs St Johnstone: Head to Head
St Johnstone have lost just once to Hamilton since mid-2015, they have strong dominance over them since then.
Hamilton have won once in their last 10 meetings, drawn 3 times and lost 6 times to St Johnstone.
St Johnstone are on a 3-game winning streak against Hamilton, keeping clean sheets in their last 2 games.
Hamilton vs St Johnstone: Prediction
St Johnstone are slightly the favorites in this game considering form guide and their head to head dominance. They have lost just once and drawn once in their last 8 games in all competitions.
This is the main reason for us to back the visiting St Johnstone to win this one.
Hamilton don’t look to good upfront, they haven’t scored more than once in each of their last 4 games. We are not putting them off the scoring sheet but we don’t expect more than 3 match goals in the game.
Hamilton vs St Johnstone: Bet Tips
St Johnstone to win at 6/5 (2.20)
Over 0.5 first half goal @ 4/9 (1.44).