Hearts vs St.Johnstone
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 26th January 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Stadium (Edinburgh).
A really exciting encounter on the card for the fans. Both teams are separated by just one point and are determined to add on to their cushion that they have secured so strenuously.
The Jam Tarts have been the dominant force in most of the recent meetings, but their foes are focused to put an end to that run, and reverse the graph in their direction. They have prepared well for that objective with six consecutive wins on the road.
The Jambos are definitely on the back foot owing to their poor performance against one of the worst teams in the league, Dundee, in the last match-day. No one really expected them to lose at home, but that is exactly what transpired.
Hearts vs St.Johnstone Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last eight games had under 2.5 goals.
- These five matches had just four goals in total between them.
- Two of the last four ties at this venue had under 1.5 goals.
- The team on the road failed to score, six of the last eight times these two met.
Hearts vs St.Johnstone Prediction
The Saints have been the underdogs for many of the several times that these teams took the pitch, during the last years. But this time around, they are the team in better form, though they have the away status to overcome.
Both teams are at the bottom of the safe zone, next to each other. A loss in this game will give a huge upper hand for the other team. As a result, the defense should play a central role in this tie, and either group will look to avoid a loss first, and then if possible go for the win. Back the Draw option, as it seems the most likely outcome.
Despite being on the backfoot, Tommy Wright’s men have always limited their vanquishers to small scorelines in h2h ties. This time too, we can expect not more than one goal from the hosts, as they will have the efficient backline of the visitors to take care of, who have kept six clean sheets in a row, on the road.
In their last eight ties at home, all the Famous could manage was just a total of five goals, and in six of their last eight trips on the road, the Saints have scored just one goal per game. A bet on the Under 2.5 Goals option has great value without a doubt.
Hearts vs St.Johnstone Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3)
Correct Score: 1-1 @ 6.50 (11/2).