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History of the St. Johnstone v Hearts games

Hearts travel to St. Johnstone's McDiarmid Park this afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 26 of the 57 previous games, with the hosts winning just 17.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2010, the Saints carving out a narrow 1 - 0 win.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011 Sat 14 Aug Hearts 1 - 1 St. Johnstone SPL
2009/2010 Sat 30 Jan St. Johnstone 1 - 0 Hearts SPL
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

Recent respective form guides

St. Johnstone have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Saints's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The away form of Hearts however, is much more impressive, picking up four wins from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Jambo's, and 8 goals against.

St. Johnstone are third from bottom, with 11 points from 12 games. Hearts's total of 20 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in fourth place.

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Current form guides: P W D L F A P
St. Johnstone 6 1 1 4 5 15 4
Hearts 6 4 0 2 9 5 12

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Jambo's have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from McDiarmid Park with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
St. Johnstone Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home games; failed to win in previous 3 home games; latest 4 games ended in defeat; not won in the 4 most recent games.
Hearts 9 games since last away draw; last drawn game 11 outings ago.