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History of the Heart of Midlothian v St. Johnstone fixture

Hearts play host to St. Johnstone at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 53 games played, Jambo's have recorded 26 wins, and St. Johnstone have come away with 9 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Hearts was back in March 2002, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2000/2001Sun 06 AugSt. Johnstone2 - 2HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These games have seen the Jambo's score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.

St. Johnstone have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Saints's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Hearts see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 10 points from their 11 games played so far, St. Johnstone see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 9 points from their 11 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Hearts are starting to turn Tynecastle Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
St. Johnstone Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.