Hearts v St Johnstone Betting Preview
Date: 19th March 2016
Hearts are the form team right now with fifteen points from their last six games.
They have also kept seven clean sheets in their last eight games so it’s not hard to see what their success is built around. At home it’s five wins and four clean sheets on the spin with Aberdeen still the only team to win here way back in September.
They have had on hell of a season and it’s not over yet by a long shot. European football is all but guaranteed but they are keeping the pressure on the top two and the Jambos still see second place as being up for grabs.
Aberdeen are nine points clear but Hearts have a game in hand and they still have to face off twice before the seasons end. That’s the nine points right there and if Hearts can turn Celtic over while they’re at it they’ll be looking at more than second place in the table.
Everybody thought, myself included, that losing Osman Sow would have been detrimental to their season despite the seven figure sum it brought in. It hasn’t turned out that way and the money has landed them a very interesting signing in Perry Kitchen, the USA international.
Meanwhile St Johnstone have stopped the rot with a win and a draw at home. That means their coveted fourth spot and top six place is still attainable when it all looked to be going south for The Perth Saints.
Escaping from Tynecastle with even a point would be a real boon for Tommy Wright’s side but even at their best form it’s a big ask. With just a solitary point to show for their last five away matches their form suggests a defeat, although that point did come last time out at Aberdeen.
Hearts v St Johnstone Betting Preview Betting Odds
Hearts are of course favourites but at 1.95 (19/20) with Skybet they are very backable. St Johnstone are a high price of 4.5 (7/2) with bet365 and McBookie while the draw can be backed at 3.52 (53/21) with Marathon Bet.
Goals have potential based on this seasons head to head match ups. There were seven goals in the first game before a 0-0 bore draw last time out. Both teams to score at 2.1 (11/10) with 888Sport isn’t out of the question while +2.5 goals has a chance at 2.27 (14/11) with Marathon Bet.
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Hearts WIN @ 1.95 with Skybet