St. Johnstone vs Hamilton Prediction & Match Preview

St Johnstone vs Hamilton Academical Scottish Premiership Predictions by LeagueLane

St. Johnstone vs Hamilton
Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park (Perth).

The Saints have completed a brilliant comeback after 4 games losing streak in all competitions. They are on an active 4 game win streak in the league and this performance has helped them move up the table to 5th spot.

But at home, they have only 2 wins in last 5 matches while losing 2 in return. The games they lost was against the best 3 teams in the league- Celtic, Hearts, and Rangers and they have only lost 4 games in 12 matches they played in the league.

Manager Tommy Wright and his men will be the favorites to win this game against a struggling Hamilton team.

The Hamilton Accies have only 1 win in the last 6 matches in the league. That justifies their position in the table among possible relegation sides like St. Mirren and Dundee FC. At the moment they are 10th in the league with 8 losses and just 3 wins in their 12 games.

Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of their previous 5 fixtures across all venues. But they managed to win their last league game at home against Livingston with 10 men but a late goal gave them valuable 3 points.

Accies are winless in 5 away matches which include 4 losses. Saturday’s game will be a real challenge for them as they travel to a team in prime form.

The major problem faced by both sides is their inability to defend their goal. The hosts have conceded 18 goals and the visitors have given away 24 goals already in the league. So in this game, the team which has a better defensive show will have the chance.

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

  • St. Johnstone are on a 5 game winning in the h2h between these two clubs.
  • Hamilton last won this fixture in April 2017 at home.
  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of the last 5 h2h games.

St. Johnstone vs Hamilton: Prediction

The hosts will miss some of their players for this game due to injury. But on the back of their 4 match win streak, we can say that they are not going to lose at home against a team that is at the bottom of the table. This is also supported by the away form of the visitors who have not won any of their previous 5 games on the road. So we can bet on the home side to win with 1.78 odd.

Both the sides have conceded more than they have scored. In comparison, the defense of the visitors is the worst. They are giving away goals at the rate of 2 goals per match. Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of their recent 5 fixtures across all venues. So we can say that the home side will take advantage of this factor and bet on a score of over 2.5 goals with 2.25 odd.

St. Johnstone vs Hamilton: Betting Tips

  • St. Johnstone to win @ 1.78 (7/9).
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 2.25 (5/4).