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St Mirren arrive at Tynecastle Stadium on Saturday for the Premiership tie with home side Hearts.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Hearts v St Mirren - along with the latest match odds.
Hearts will be wanting a better result here after a 2-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Motherwell.
In that game, Hearts had 53% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Motherwell got 20 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Connor Shields (23') and Ricki Lamie (66') scored for Motherwell.
It has not been often in recent games that Hearts have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Hearts have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals along the way. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, however.
Heading into this contest, Hearts are undefeated in their last 9 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
In the game prior to this, St Mirren drew 1-1 in the Premiership match with Livingston.
In that match, St Mirren managed 54% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for St Mirren was Jamie McGrath (68'). For their opponents, Livingston had 9 shots on goal with 5 on target. Nicky Devlin (88') was the scorer for Livingston.
The numbers tell their own story, and St Mirren have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals in total. Defensively, St Mirren have not been doing too well.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that St Mirren:
- have left without a victory over Hearts in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 24/11/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Hearts winning 2 of those games, St Mirren 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 15 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for The Jam Tarts and 7 belonging to The Buddies. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
Team News: Hearts
The Hearts manager Robbie Neilson has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this match with a fully healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: St Mirren
With a completely injury-free group to pick from, the St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin does not have any fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
Our feeling is that Hearts will probably be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
However, St Mirren could well find it tough getting goals but we can see them hitting back at some stage, too.
We’re therefore anticipating a comfortable 3-1 margin for Hearts at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tynecastle Stadium (20,099)
Captain: Craig Gordon
Chairman: Ann Budge
Manager: Robbie Neilson
Competitions: Premiership position 3
🔑 Star Man: Liam Boyce
Regularly played in the Striker position, Liam Boyce was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for SV Werder Bremen II in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Forward has struck 6 league goals in the Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 11 appearances.