Hearts vs St. Johnstone Prediction & Match Preview

Hearts vs St. Johnstone
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Stadium (Edinburgh).

Hearts have been branded as the worst home team in the cluster. Be that as it may, St. Johnstone are yet to find a winning groove on the road.

With h2h history also indicating a strong upper hand for Hearts, it looks like the visitors are in for a tough set of ninety minutes come Saturday.

Hearts vs St. Johnstone Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash here saw Hearts post a 2-0 victory.
  • Three of their previous five encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together just twice in their past ten games.
  • Only one of their last five clashes have finished as a tie.
  • St. Johnstone have registered the win thrice in their previous ten meetings. (W-3, D-2, L-5)

Hearts vs St. Johnstone Prediction

Hearts made a swift return to losing ways last week after Motherwell edged past them on the road with a 1-0 scoreline. The hosts only have themselves to blame for that defeat though. Their counterparts managed to convert their sole shot on target into a goal, while the home side failed to get their names on the scoresheet despite finding the target twice.

With just one win from their last five games, Hearts are currently sitting tenth on the ladder, level on points with rock-bottom side St. Johnstone.

The visiting contingent have been alternating between defeats and draws in their previous four matchups. Their last clash on the road against Kilmarnock ended as a stalemate, prior to which they were at the losing end of the 4-0 scorecard at the hands of Motherwell.

To pile on even more misery, the visitors are yet to pick up a win on the road this term. On the other hand, Hearts are unbeaten in their past three games at home, garnering five points from a possible nine in the process.

Taking into account that Hearts have made no mistake in securing the bragging rights in their last five meetings with this foe here as well, St Johnstone can rule out any hopes of coming away with even a point this weekend.

Furthermore, St. Johnstone’s frontline have been letting down the traveling faithful in their recent outings. They have not found the back of the net in any of their previous three trips on the road, and have scored just thrice from their last five.

It is also worth mentioning that three of their previous five h2h encounters here have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.

As such, count on Hearts to wrap things up with no more than a goal or two at the most.

Hearts vs St. Johnstone Betting tips

  • Hearts to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).