FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v St. Johnstone 29 Jan 2011

Last updated : 28 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Heart of Midlothian v St. Johnstone fixture

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:
2010/2011Tue 11 JanHearts0 - 1St. JohnstoneSFAC
2010/2011Sat 13 NovSt. Johnstone0 - 2HeartsSPL
2010/2011Sat 14 AugHearts1 - 1St. JohnstoneSPL
2009/2010Sat 30 JanSt. Johnstone1 - 0HeartsSPL
2009/2010Sat 21 NovHearts1 - 2St. JohnstoneSPL
2009/2010Sun 30 AugSt. Johnstone2 - 2HeartsSPL
2001/2002Sat 23 MarHearts1 - 3St. JohnstoneSPL

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
St. Johnstone63214311

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

Sequence statistics:
Hearts 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
St. Johnstone 6 games since last defeat.