St. Mirren vs Hearts Prediction & Match Preview

St. Mirren vs Hearts
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: The Simple Digital Arena (Paisley).

Hearts are the bottom-most team in the league table, and they are on the road this Friday. On the other hand, despite the struggles they are going through, St. Mirren still do have a satisfactory record at home, especially recently. As such, expect the hosts St. Mirren to dominate proceedings at the Simple Digital Arena.

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

  • Hearts had won the reverse fixture 5-2, at their home.
  • Six of the last eight games had goals from both teams.
  • Nine of the former ten overall wins had gone to the teams that had home advantage.
  • The last Hearts won at this venue was eight years back.
  • Only once since 2012 have St. Mirren failed to find the back of the net at home.

St. Mirren vs Hearts Prediction

St. Mirren lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Livingston. It was the sixth winless game in a row for the team, and this has made the upcoming home fixture a supremely important one. A win is a must.

Meanwhile, Hearts were held to a 2-2 draw at home, by Hamilton, in what was their fourth winless match-up on the trot. With them being on the road this Friday, the streak has put them under further pressure. 

As things stand, the fact that Hearts are on the road will make the most influence in this game. Not only are they placed dead-last in the table, but their latest league victory away from home had come back in September, and this also proved to be their only road win in the Premiership this season.

On the contrary, St. Mirren are unbeaten in their past five matches at home, and have lost just four times here this league season. The losses had come against teams from the top-six of the table (including the top-two, Celtics and Rangers). Moreover, the last the Hearts won was here was back in 2012, and home teams have recorded nine of the last ten h2h wins.

As such, expect St. Mirren to avoid a loss at any cost. However, do note that they had lost the reverse fixture 5-2, and Hearts also had registered four of the prior six h2h wins. Also, Hearts are desperate to climb from their dead-last spot as well. Taking all these factors into account, it’s adjudged that both teams will score goals this Friday.

St. Mirren vs Hearts Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: St. Mirren or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).

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