St. Johnstone face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 56 games played, Saints have recorded 11 wins, and Hearts have come away with 26 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with St. Johnstone inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Jambo's in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Tue 11 Jan||Hearts||0 - 1||St. Johnstone||SFAC|
|2010/2011||Sat 13 Nov||St. Johnstone||0 - 2||Hearts||SPL|
|2010/2011||Sat 14 Aug||Hearts||1 - 1||St. Johnstone||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sat 30 Jan||St. Johnstone||1 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sat 21 Nov||Hearts||1 - 2||St. Johnstone||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sun 30 Aug||St. Johnstone||2 - 2||Hearts||SPL|
|2001/2002||Sat 23 Mar||Hearts||1 - 3||St. Johnstone||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
Heart of Midlothian have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The Jambo's have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.
The Saints have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Saints's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.
Hearts's total of 45 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. St. Johnstone see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 26 points from their 21 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Saints, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw
|Hearts||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|St. Johnstone||6 games since last defeat.|