FM Preview: St. Johnstone v Hibernian 02 Oct 2010

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History of the St. Johnstone v Hibernian fixture

Hibernian face a trip to St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 20 of the 49 previous games, with the hosts winning just 17.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2010, with St. Johnstone annihilating their visitors 5 - 1 in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 27 FebHibernian1 - 1St. JohnstoneSPL
2009/2010Wed 17 FebSt. Johnstone5 - 1HibernianSPL
2009/2010Tue 22 SepHibernian1 - 3St. JohnstoneSLGC
2009/2010Sat 19 SepHibernian3 - 0St. JohnstoneSPL
2006/2007Wed 31 JanHibernian3 - 1St. JohnstoneSLGC
2001/2002Sun 12 MaySt. Johnstone0 - 1HibernianSPL
2001/2002Sat 02 MarHibernian3 - 0St. JohnstoneSPL

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 goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Hibernian have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the The Hibees have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

St. Johnstone are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 4 points from 6 matches. Hibernian see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 5 points from their 6 games played so far,

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Saints, as the The Hibees have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
St. Johnstone 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Hibernian Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.