Kick-off: 1630, 23/08/2020
Stadium: McDiarmid Park
TV: Sky Sports
Scottish Premiership high-flyers Hibernian have found McDiarmid Park a happy hunting ground in recent years and can beat St Johnstone there again on Sunday.
The Edinburgh outfit are unbeaten in their last five trips to this venue, picking up maximum points from the two most recent visits.
Having hit the ground running this term, we’re backing Jack Ross’ side to prevail at 5/4 for our first St Johnstone vs Hibernian prediction.
A Look At St Johnstone’s Betting Odds
St Johnstone did reasonably well to claim four points from three straight away games but Thursday’s 1-0 home loss to Aberdeen was a let-down.
The Dons should have been there for the taking after 19 days without action, but Saints struggled to find a cutting edge up front.
Callum Davidson said: “We worked extremely hard and limited Aberdeen to very few chances, so I was really pleased with that aspect of our game.
“Probably the only criticism I have is that little bit of quality in the final third. We got into good areas and failed to capitalise.”
This could be another tight tussle early on, but that lack of creative spark may again come back to haunt the hosts.
Looking at the St Johnstone vs Hibernian odds, we like 19/4 for Draw HT/Hibs FT from the double result market.
A Look At Hibernian’s Betting Odds
Hibernian got off to a flying start this season with three consecutive victories, beating Kilmarnock at home before winning at Livingston and Dundee United.
A goalless draw with Motherwell at Easter Road ended their 100 per cent record, but Ross took some consolation from the spirit shown in a below-par display.
He said: “We’re disappointed in terms of how we were in possession but not disappointed with our application and willingness to defend properly, because I think that was evident.
“I am not disguising the fact we didn’t play anywhere near the level we can on the ball, but off the ball we were solid.”
The visitors have done enough to deserve another chance and 29/10 for them to win by a one-goal margin completes our St Johnstone vs Hibernian betting tips.
ST JOHNSTONE 0-1 Aberdeen
HIBERNIAN 0-0 Motherwell
Head-to-head: St Johnstone 1-4 Hibs, Hibs 2-2 St Johnstone, St Johnstone 1-2 Hibs, Hibs 0-1 St Johnstone, St Johnstone 1-1 Hibs
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