St. Johnstone vs Hibernian (By: Umicuma)
Duel of two rivals with the same number of points, which are in close fight for the playoff / playout group in Scotland Premier league for this season. However, if take a closer look on the results and squad quality of the rivals, there is certain advantage for the Edinburgh side in this game, but also they should be favorites for the playoff place. Hibernian did not won league match here in Perth, since the 2013, but they are coming in this one after three previous winning games in the competition, scoring 10 goals to their rivals. On other, host did lost six of seven, scoring only one goal in that weak run.
Generally, when take a look on the goal difference of those teams, it could be seen that Hibernian is having far better efficiency in the attack. With 13 goals scored more than rival, visiting team should be able to put the offensive pressure on St Johnston squad today. Perth side may try to lower the scored, and slow down the tempo, but it is hard that it would be enough for something more than eventually one point here.
Team of Saint Johnstone won both games against Hibernian this season, but this is the first time to face Hibs under new coach Paul Heckingbottom. Change on the bench push Edinburgh team to much better playing shape, and there is big difference to their form in those two clashes against today rival. His new tactics with standard 4-4-2, easily transforming to 4-2-4, is creating a lot of goal chances for Hibernian. however, that could left a lot of empty space behind, but squad of St Johnston is not converting it too successful in order to get close to the opponent goal+
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St. Johnstone vs Hibernian predictions
|Hibernian dnb||Bet365||1.72||9||1-2 WON (+6.48 units)|
St. Johnstone vs Hibernian betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Umicuma).