St. Johnstone vs Hearts
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Wednesday, 05th December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park (Perth).
This is a match which is crucial for the Hearts. They are badly in need for 3 points as they travel to St. Johnstone.
The Saints are 5th in the points table after 15 rounds are over. They have conceded 18 goals which are 2 more than what they scored all season. With just 2 points between them and Hearts, a win will take them into 4th spot.
Saints are unbeaten in the last 6 matches in the Premiership. This includes 5 wins on the trot and the last match was a home draw against the Killers. Under 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of their recent 6 matches across all venues.
At home matches, they have lost and won 2 each from the last 5. Currently, they are on a 3 match unbeaten streak. Under 2.5 goals were scored in total in 8 of their last 10 matches in front of their home crowd.
The Hearts have lost the form that they had at the start of the season. At present they are on a 4 match losing streak in the Premiership. From 15 games they won 8 and lost 5. A total of 20 goals have been scored and 17 conceded so far.
Johnstone is favorited going into this match without a doubt. Hearts are desperate for a win but I don’t think they can influence this match on Wednesday.
St. Johnstone vs Hearts: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Hearts are on a 3 match win streak against this opposition across all venues.
- They have won 4 of the last 5 meetings between them.
- Under 2.5 goals came in 5 of the last 7 h2h matches on the trot.
- Johnstone is unbeaten at home against the Rangers in 11 matches.
- The hosts have won 7 of those 11 matches in front of their home fans.
- Rangers won this fixture at this ground previously in November 2010.
- In the last 4 h2h matches played here, the finals core had fewer than 2.5 goals.
St. Johnstone vs Hearts: Prediction
Hearts are not in a good shape both mentally and on the pitch. They will have to change their tactics entirely to get back into the title race. With a 4 game losing streak going on I don’t think they will win. But they may get a point out of it they play better defensively. So we can bet on a Double chance for either a draw or the hosts to win with 1.52 odd.
Both the teams are good in terms of attacking. But there won’t be a big scoreline here. In the last 4 matches between them at this ground, the score was under 2.5 goals. This is also the case in 5 matches that the hosts played this season. Thus a bet can be made on a score with less than 2.5 goals with 1.73 odd.
St. Johnstone vs Hearts: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Draw or St. Johnstone to win @ 1.52 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.73 (8/11).