St. Johnstone vs Hearts Prediction & Match Preview

St. Johnstone vs Hearts Scottish Premiership Predictions by LeagueLane

St. Johnstone vs Hearts
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 01 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park (Perth).

With their recent encounters going in favor of them, Hearts will probably take something out of the clash with St. Johnstone at Perth.

  • St. Johnstone form: 22 matches – 5 wins – 8 draws – 9 losses – 23 points.
  • Hearts form: 23 matches – 3 wins – 8 draws – 12 losses – 17 points.

Both teams are in the relegation zone with St. Johnstone at 8th place and Hearst at the ultimate bottom of the league table.

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

  • Hearts have recorded five of the last seven wins.
  • The host is unbeaten at home in the past 14 clashes.
  • The team that hosts have stayed unbeaten in 14 of their last 15 games.
  • Their previous encounter gave a 0-1 away win for the Saints.

St. Johnstone vs Hearts Prediction

It will be a close call for the punters with the match sizing up to anyone’s game at Perth. Looking at the recent turnouts in the league, we saw Hearts almost demolishing the title run of Rangers recently.

The Hearts defeated Rangers in their prior clash with a 2-1 scoreline at Tynecastle Stadium giving Celtic an advantage in the run for the Premiership title. This has changed the expectations of the bottom-dweller in the league.

Also, the visitor is unbeaten in their last three league matches overall. However, the only concern for Daniel Stendel will be that their best suit is at home. So, we cannot count on Hearts to perform well away from home.

In the meantime, St. Johnstone has done quite well than Hearts in the league. They had to host Celtic in their previous encounter and lost 0-3 to the reigning champions. This will be their second home match in a row and Tommy Wright can work on the flaws from their earlier match.

The Saints have lost only one of their last five attempts at home in the campaign. Also, they have lost only five of their 12 home matches so far. Another reason that pulls the game closer to the host is that they are unbeaten at home in the last 14 h2h clashes with Hearts.

With such dominating figures, we can choose St. Johnstone to be the favorites to win. Hearts had managed to draw their prior away game with Ross County in a goalless encounter. Hence, the chances of drawing the clash are also alive.

So, it is safer to go with a double chance in the game favoring the home team. Also, there will be probably over 1.5 goals as a couple of goals are likely to be produced in the match.

St. Johnstone vs Hearts Betting tips

  • Double Chance: St. Johnstone or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2).
  • Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).