St Johnstone v Hearts Betting Preview
Location: Mc Diarmid Park
Date: 19th December 2015.
The last time these teams met Hearts came out the right side of a seven goal thriller.
The time before that the honours were shared at McDiarmid Park with both sides scoring three goals apiece. Hearts have had a wee sojourn in the Championship since then and their defence has tightened up but goals could well be in the offing again.
St Johnstone let me down last week for both teams to score but I am not going to give up on them just yet. Michael O Halloran missed two excellent chances early on and Brian Easton was the width of the post away from a thirty yard screamer.
Given the opportunity I would back them to score against Celtic again all things being equal. Sometimes bets don’t come in and given that Sunday was just the third time this season a Saints game didn’t see both teams score I have no worries about plumping for that bet again.
The Jam Tarts drew a blank away to Aberdeen last week but they are likely to be much more adventurous at St Johnstone. With the home side keeping just one clean sheet all season it would be foolish not to come and have a go.
Chris Millar may be missing from the midfield for the home side and Graeme Cummins remains out. Chris Kane will likely partner Steven MacLean up front with Liam Craig and Murray Davidson filling the midfield.
Tommy Wright has deployed Darnell Fisher in the midfield and he could come back in having missed last week’s match against his parent club. Everyone of them, bar Fisher, have goals in their locker.
St Johnstone v Hearts Betting Preview Betting Odds
The best price for both teams to score is with 888Sport at 1.95 (19/20) and that is a price I expect to fall come Saturday. This will go off at a best 1.83 (5/6) for my money although I wouldn’t be surprised to see it drop further.
For there to be +2.5 goals in the match Coral are best priced at 2.15 (23/20) and that seems more than fair. I am more intrigued by the +3.5 goals price on offer from McBookie of 4.1 (31/10) and that could be worth a small investment on the side.
St Johnstone v Hearts betting preview free football tips and betting tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.95 with 888Sport
+3.5 goals @ 4.1 with McBookie