Hibernian vs St. Johnstone – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: October 17, 2022
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: October 17, 2022

The Scottish Premiership tie at Easter Road Stadium on Friday sees home team Hibernian up against St. Johnstone. Looking at the current standings in the Premiership, the two teams are separated by 7 points.

Hibernian vs St. Johnstone Stats

  • Hibernian have not lost 15 of the last 16 home matches
  • Hibernian have scored in 12 of the last 13 home matches
  • Hibernian have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
  • Hibernian have won the last 3 home matches in a row
  • Hibernian have won 4 of the last 5 matches
  • St. Johnstone have conceded in 25 of the last 27 away matches
  • In 10 of the last 12 away matches St. Johnstone played, both teams scored
  • In the last 3 matches in a row St. Johnstone played, both teams scored
  • St. Johnstone have scored in 10 of the last 12 away matches
  • St. Johnstone have conceded in 8 of the last 10 matches

Hibernian vs St. Johnstone Lineups

Hibernian vs St. Johnstone Preview

Lee Johnson’s Hibernian have been a bit bleak in their last three matches, although it opened with a 1-0 victory against Motherwell. Unable to follow that up, they went down 1-0 against Dundee United, before handing over all three points in a 6-1 defeat against Celtic. Hibernian won four of their past six matches on home soil in the Premiership, where they also drew twice and went undefeated. They scored eight goals and conceded four times.

St. Johnstone lost their previous three matches by 2-1 against Kilmarnock, 1-2 against Celtic and 1-0 against Livingston. St. Johnstone claimed two wins against zero draws and four defeats in their last six away matches in the Premiership. The scoreline from these matches reads 12 goals conceded and seven scored. St. Johnstone proved themselves generous visitors in the Premiership this season, as they conceded an astonishing 12 goals so far. This leaves them with the worst defensive record of all teams from their away matches.

Hibernian vs St. Johnstone H2H

Hibernian won the last two meetings against St. Johnstone, as they followed up a 4-0 win by beating their upcoming opponent by a 1-0 score. Hibernian tend to have the upper hand against St. Johnstone, grabbing all three points six times in ten matches. The bookies’ best betting odds on a home win are at 1.60.

Current table in the Premiership

Full Time Betting

Hibernian won seven of their previous 10 matches across all tournaments at Easter Road Stadium. They drew two and lost one as well, while St. Johnstone won three of their last 10 games away. They drew two and lost five. Hibernian will be optimistic about getting on the scoresheet this coming Friday, as St. Johnstone have been unable to keep a single clean sheet in their last 10 away games. The hosts fought their way to five clean sheets in their last 10 games on home soil.

Both Teams to Score

Hibernian no doubt look forward to their next match, as they ran out 4-0 and 1-0 winners when last playing St. Johnstone.

Over/Under Tips

In the last ten encounters between Hibernian and St. Johnstone over 2.5 goals came out four times, as Hibernian averaged 1.5 goals a game. St. Johnstone scored an average of 0.6 goals in these, while both teams scored three times. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of Hibernian’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.2 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in seven of the last ten matches St. Johnstone played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.1 goals in these matches.

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