St Johnstone must be feeling confident ahead of the Hibernian’s visit to McDiarmid Park on Saturday. The Saints are undefeated in the league this season, and they have claimed ten points from their first four fixtures. In their last fixture, the Saints pulled off a big surprise by claiming a 1-1 draw at champions Celtic.
Ahead of this weekend, they find themselves level on points with Celtic and in the third spot in the league table. The Saints have conceded only three goals this season, and they would rely on a solid defensive performance against the Hibs.
Hibs, who earned promotion in the summer, are not doing bad for themselves either, and they have picked up seven points from their share of games. They started the season with back-to-back wins over Patrick Thistle and Rangers. However, in their last two fixtures, they have claimed a solitary point. A home defeat to Hamilton was followed by a draw at Dundee, and at present, they find themselves sixth in the league table.
Last time these two sides played each other was during the 2013-14 season. Out of three meetings, the Saints won one, Hibs won one and one ended in a draw.
St Johnstone vs Hibernian – Match Facts
The Saints have won six out of their last eight home fixtures in the league.
Hibernian are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season while the Saints have only managed one.
Last two meetings between these two sides have witnessed a red card.
St Johnstone vs Hibernian – Match Odds
Surprisingly, the hosts are not the favourites, and they are available at the great odds of 19/10. We are backing the same outcome, and for the best odds on our prediction, you can go to Bet365.
Hibs are favourites to win at 6/4 odds while a draw is available at 12/5 odds.
St Johnstone vs Hibernian – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most popular scoreline at 6/1 odds. However, we are backing a 2-1 home win for the Saints as our prediction in this market. Our betting tip can get you the best odds of 10/1 at Bet365.
St Johnstone vs Hibernian – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Hibernian duo Antony Stokes and Simon Murray are favourites to score at 9/5 odds. However, we are backing Saints loanee Michael O’Halloran as our prediction in this market. The 26-year-old, who is on loan from Rangers, is the current leading scorer in the Premiership with four goals, and he is available at the best odds of 5/2 at Paddypower.
St Johnstone vs Hibernian – Over/Under 2.5 Goals Odds
We are going for more than 2.5 goals in this game, and you can back our prediction at 22/23 odds at 188bet.