St. Johnstone prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at McDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 26 of the 56 previous games, with the Saints winning just 16.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at McDiarmid Park was earlier this season, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Scottish Premier match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|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|
|2001/2002||Wed 02 Jan||St. Johnstone||0 - 2||Hearts||SPL|
|2001/2002||Sat 13 Oct||Hearts||3 - 0||St. Johnstone||SPL|
|2000/2001||Sat 30 Dec||St. Johnstone||2 - 2||Hearts||SPL|
|2000/2001||Sat 28 Oct||Hearts||0 - 3||St. Johnstone||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
St. Johnstone have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Hearts have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Jambo's's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.
St. Johnstone see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 20 points from their 19 games played so far, Hearts lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 28 from their 22 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Saints. Score draw
|St. Johnstone||4 games since last home draw.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Hearts||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.