Hearts vs St. Mirren Prediction & Match Preview

Hearts vs St. Mirren
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Stadium (Edinburgh).

Hearts welcome the bottom-most team in the league this Saturday. The Edinburgh outfit will take this as an opportunity to record valuable three points which will greatly contribute towards their quest for a podium finish. The form they have been at home will definitely buoy their confidence, especially the just concluded FA Cup (Scotland) tie against Talbot which returned a 4-0 scoreline.

St. Mirren holds the unwanted distinction of being the worst team in the competition, both at home and on the road. Besides staying away from a win in their last five match-days, the team remains the only one to concede more than ten goals in the last five overall fixtures, more than 20 in the last 10, and more than 30 in the last 15.

Hearts vs St. Mirren Head-to-head (h2h)

  • 11 of the last 13 wins belong to the teams that were at home.
  • The combined scoreline for the last two match-days is 6-1, in favor of the home teams.
  • Eight of the last nine wins at this venue were registered by Hearts.
  • The hosts scored two or more goals in eight of their last ten attempts at the Tynecastle Stadium.
  • St. Mirren failed to score in two of their last five visits to this stadium.

Hearts vs St. Mirren Prediction

St. Mirren is the last placed team in league standings, and they have the additional away handicap pulling them back in this tie. The team was winless in 17 of their last 18 away ties, where 10 of the last 14 were losses. Also, they are currently on a six-game winless run, while losing five of these, and were winless in 25 of their last 28 overall fixtures. Meanwhile, Hearts were unbeaten in 16 of their last 20 home ties and additionally recorded eight of the last nine h2h wins at this venue.

Moreover, overall h2h ties are skewed towards the teams having home advantage, with 11 of the last 13 wins going to them. These stats led us to believe that Hearts will take the three points on offer.

The team has scored two or more goals in their last two h2h ties at home and recorded four in their last game alone at home. On the other hand, St. Mirren have conceded two or more goals in 12 of their last 14 away games. It’s logical to back the hosts to get on the scoresheet in the first half itself, considering they view this match-up as an opportunity to take three easy points.

Hearts vs St. Mirren Betting Tips

  • Hearts to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Over 0.5 First Half Goals by Hearts @ 1.75 (3/4).

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