FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the St. Johnstone v Heart of Midlothian fixture

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:
2009/2010Sat 21 NovHearts1 - 2St. JohnstoneSPL
2009/2010Sun 30 AugSt. Johnstone2-2HeartsSPL
2001/2002Sat 23 MarHearts1 - 3St. JohnstoneSPL
2001/2002Wed 02 JanSt. Johnstone0 - 2HeartsSPL
2001/2002Sat 13 OctHearts3 - 0St. JohnstoneSPL
2000/2001Sat 30 DecSt. Johnstone2 - 2HeartsSPL
2000/2001Sat 28 OctHearts0 - 3St. JohnstoneSPL

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.