Kilmarnock vs St. Johnstone Prediction & Match Preview

Kilmarnock vs St. Johnstone
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Rugby Park (Kilmarnock)

The home side is one of the six teams that are yet to win a match. They opened the season with an away defeat to Hibernian with a final score of 2-1. But they shocked everyone by drawing the reigning champions Celtic with both sides scoring a goal each. Currently, they are on a two-game drawing run.

The Saints suffered a huge defeat against Rangers in their last league fixture. They are also on a winless run this season with their season opener being a draw against Dundee United. We can expect a lot of chances at both ends since both of them are struggling to keep a clean sheet.

Kilmarnock vs St. Johnstone: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Killie has two wins and a loss in the last five meetings with this opposition.
  • Four of those five games had fewer than 2.5 goals full time.
  • The home team kept a clean sheet in all four of those games across different venues.
  • The hosts won three and lost once in the last five head to head games at this ground.
  • Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in four recent clashes between them here.

Kilmarnock vs St. Johnstone: Prediction

The hosts have shown great progress compared to the first game of the season. Especially with their draw against Celts at this ground, they have shown their domination in front of the home crowd. On the other hand, the visitors are low on morale after the thrashing against Rangers. Also, the head to head matches clearly give the upper hand to Killie. So we can expect the hosts to emerge, winners, this weekend.

Another important inference from their previous meetings is that the home side kept a clean sheet in the majority of recent clashes. We can see that in all four previous clashes here. The visitors have found the target only once this season also. So I am backing the home team to win with only one team to score.

Kilmarnock vs St. Johnstone: Betting Tips

  • The home team to win @ 1.70 (7/10).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.87 (7/8).