St. Johnstone vs Hibernian
Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park (Perth).
St. Johnstone host Hibernian in a direct battle for the top-six finish and a place in the Championship Round in the post-season. Stakes are sky-high if we know teams are lock on points right on the brink of the top-six spots with six games left to play.
The visitors go into the match as heavy form favourites. They took advantage of the easier schedule to pick up three subsequent wins in all competitions. The positive thread began with a 3-1 home victory over lower-division Raith Rovers in the FA Cup. Hibs then bagged six goals in back-to-back wins over relegation strugglers Hamilton Academical and Dundee.
St. Johnstone vs Hibernian: Head-to-head
The most recent H2H trend speaks in St. Johnstone’s favour as they are undefeated in last five meetings with Hibs.
The Saints won three and drew two of these five encounters.
Each of three draws ended with the same 1-1 scoreline.
Both teams were on the scoresheet in five of last six head to head matches.
The Saints claimed a 0-1 victory in November’s clash at Easter Road.
St. Johnstone vs Hibernian: Prediction
The hosts had a much more complicated schedule in recent weeks. They lost six and drew one of past seven games as a consequence. The Saints played Celtic three times, Hearts, Aberdeen and Rangers in the process.
Regardless of the strength of their counterparts along the way, the head coach Tommy Wright clearly has reasons to be worries about his side’s lack of attacking creativity. St. Johnstone only scored one goal in last seven outings. They even have a negative home record in this term of Premiership (4 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats in 13 games).
The visitors were in a much better touch of late. However, the head to head tradition and the look at the standings suggest the draw as the most likable of three outcomes. The 1-1 score was by far the most common of results in recent H2H games and we would not be surprised to see it coming once again here.
St. Johnstone vs Hibernian: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)
1-1 Correct Score @ 6.50 (11/2).