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St Johnstone are the guests at Easter Road Stadium on Saturday for the Premiership showdown with hosts Hibernian.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Hibernian v St Johnstone can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Hibernian head into this match after a 2-2 Scottish Cup draw versus Motherwell.
For Hibernian, the goals were scored by Christian Doidge (52') and Jackson Irvine (80'). Ricki Lamie (82') and Tony Watt (88') scored for Motherwell. Hibernian won the match 4-2 in a dramatic penalty shootout.
Hibernian haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 13 during that time while also conceding a total of 7. Even so, we’ll just have to find out if that trend will be sustained in this upcoming game.
Going into this encounter, Hibernian haven't won against St Johnstone in their last 2 league games.
In their last game, St Johnstone drew 1-1 in the Scottish Cup match with Rangers.
The only name on the scoresheet from St Johnstone was Chris Kane (122'). James Tavernier (117') was the scorer for Rangers. St Johnstone ran out winners after a 4-2 penalty shootout.
A sequence of resolute showings from the St Johnstone defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 outings in total. In that period of time, their forwards have scored 6.
Their past results show that St Johnstone:
- have left without a victory over Hibernian in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- remain undefeated by Hibernian in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. A very good record, indeed.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 24/08/2019, there has been little between the sides with Hibernian winning 2 of those games, St Johnstone 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 9 of them from The Hibees and 9 created by The Saints. The average goals per game has been 3.
Team News: Hibernian
Hibernian manager Jack Ross doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this match with a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: St Johnstone
With a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson has zero fitness worries to speak of before this match.
In our opinion, St Johnstone could find themselves struggling to put one past this Hibernian team who we reckon should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re going for a good tussle with a 1-0 victory for Hibernian at the end of the match.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Easter Road Stadium (20,421)
Captain: David Gray
Chairman: Ron Gordon
Manager: Jack Ross
Competitions: Premiership position 3, Scottish Cup (Quarter-Finals)
⭐ Star Player: Kevin Nisbet
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Kevin Nisbet was born in Scotland. Having made a first senior appearance for East Stirlingshire in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 14 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 32 appearances.