St. Johnstone vs Hearts Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 28/12/2022

St. Johnstone vs Hearts Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 28/12/2022
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St. Johnstone vs Hearts Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 28/12/2022

St Johnstone - Hearts

Scotland Premiership - McDiarmid Park

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Predictions and Odds for St. Johnstone vs Hearts

Both of these teams are fighting to remain in the top six of the Premiership which would give them additional chances to play against the best teams Scotland has to offer.

Over 2.5 Goals

Looking at this season, these teams are top five when it comes to playing games with more than two goals scored, they are right next to each other in that sort of rankings with St. Johnstone playing 12 of those matches, while Hearts had one fewer.

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Both Teams to Score – Yes

St. Johnstone had five straight games with both teams scoring a goal, including against both Rangers and Celtic. Hearts had three out of their past five matches with BTTS, and when it comes to their h2h record, four games from their last five ended with teams scoring at least one goal.

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Potential Lineups, Preview, and Team News for St. Johnstone vs Hearts

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

28/08/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Hearts

St Johnstone

3

2

19/02/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

St Johnstone

Hearts

2

1

18/01/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Hearts

St Johnstone

2

0

27/10/21

Scotland Premiership Scotland

St Johnstone

Hearts

1

1

01/02/20

Scotland Premiership Scotland

St Johnstone

Hearts

3

3

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21/01/23

Scotland FA Cup Scotland

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Rangers

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St Johnstone

1

0

L

14/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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Livingston

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St Johnstone

4

2

L

07/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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Aberdeen

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St Johnstone

2

0

L

02/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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Dundee Utd

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St Johnstone

1

0

L

28/12/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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Hearts

St. Johnstone vs Hearts Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 28/12/2022

St Johnstone

3

2

L

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22/01/23

Scotland FA Cup Scotland

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Hibernian

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Hearts

0

3

W

18/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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Aberdeen

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Hearts

0

5

W

13/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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St Mirren

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Hearts

0

1

W

07/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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St Mirren

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Hearts

1

1

D

02/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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Hibernian

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Hearts

0

3

W

The thin line that separates the good and the bad

St. Johnstone

There is a big clutter of teams vying for a top-six spot. From third-placed Aberdeen to eight-placed Livingston, they are all within two points from each other. There are a lot more games to play before anything is decided, and this match will be one of those that can give one team an upper hand going forward. St. Johnstone could have been even better than currently fifth in the rankings if they didn't lose so many games. They have more losses at eight than wins at seven. They also have a negative goal difference courtesy of some losses like the last one against Celtic when they were downed 4-1. The hosts have three injury issues, Murray Davidson, Callum Booth, and Chris Kane won't be available for selection. But, more importantly, their best players like Nicky Clark, Stevie May, and Graham Carey are all in the team to face Hearts.

St. Johnstone's potential starting 11: Matthews, Wright, McGowan, Gordon, Considine, Brown, Carey, Phillips, Hallberg, Clark, May.

Hearts

They are only one point in front of St. Johnstone and will be looking to take anything from this visit which is important in their quest to remain in the top six. When looking at their h2h, it's not common for a visiting team to take the win, so Hearts will be aiming to at least take a point. They only have two wins from their nine away matches which says a lot. Most of their points came from winning matches at home. That, however, is not the case with their opponents. St. Johnstone has been more effective away from home, so maybe there is a chance for Hearts to improve their visiting record. Hearts will also have some unavailable players, Gary Mackay-Steven, Peter Haring, Stephen Humphrys, and Ben Baningime injured. The star of the team is Lawrence Shankland who scored impressive 12 goals this season.

Hearts' potential starting 11: Gordon, Halkett, Kingsley, Cochrane, Smith, Devlin, Snodgrass, Halliday, Ginnelly, Shankland, McKay.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Player to Watch: Lawrence Shankland

The best player between these teams is Lawrence Shankland, and it's not even close. The 27-year-old who was capped four times by Scotland scoring a goal has been the main driving force for Hearts this season recording 12 goals which makes him the second-best striker in the Premiership. This is only his first season for Hearts, and he is making waves as the season progresses.

Scotland Premiership

Premiership 22/23
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1

Celtic

22 20 1 1 52 61
2

Rangers

22 16 4 2 29 52
3

Hearts

22 11 5 6 11 38
4

Livingston

21 9 4 8 -6 31
5

Aberdeen

22 9 2 11 -2 29
6

Hibernian

22 8 3 11 -8 27
7

St Mirren

21 7 6 8 -9 27
8

St Johnstone

22 7 3 12 -10 24
9

Motherwell

21 5 5 11 -6 20
10

Dundee Utd

21 5 5 11 -12 20
11

Kilmarnock

22 5 5 12 -19 20
12

Ross County

22 4 5 13 -20 17

St. Johnstone vs Hearts: Questions & Answers

St. Johnstone vs Hearts Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 28/12/2022

  • When is the match being played? – December 28th at 19:45 BST (20:45 CET)
  • Who is the referee? – William Collum
  • Who won the last match between these teams? – Hearts 3-2 St. Johnstone