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St Johnstone vs Hibernian betting tips: Scottish Premiership preview, predictions and odds


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Tip of the day

St Johnstone to draw 1-1 with Hibernian- 5/1!

Hibernian are unbeaten in four meetings with St Johnstone, winning three, with the Saints victories in four consecutive classes before this.

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At 5/1, a £10 bet would return £60!

St Johnstone vs Hibernian

July 30, 2022

3:00 pm BST

Match preview

After both endured very disappointing campaigns, and then catastrophic starts to this season, it’s vitally important that both win this league opener.

The season before last, St Johnstone lifted both cup competitions and finished fifth in the table.

However, 12 months later, Callum Davidson’s side faced a two-legged play-off to ensure they’d remain a top-flight club.

Nevertheless, the Saints managed to overcome Inverness Caley Thistle in May’s final, drawing 2-2 in the Highlands before a rampant 4-0 victory back at home.

So, first and foremost, their primary objective this season is to avoid being in another relegation dogfight.

Hibernian meanwhile, having finished third in 2021, slumped to an eighth place finish last time round.

Both Jack Ross and Shaun Maloney were sacked during last season with Lee Johnson the new man at the helm in Leith.

However, to say he hasn’t made the ideal start would be an understatement.

Hibs were eliminated in this month’s League Cup group stages, following a defeat at Falkirk and a penalty shootout loss to Morton that was later forfeited anyway.

For last season’s runners-up to finish third in their group, a section won by a third-tier club, is pretty embarrassing.

St Johnstone meantime also failed to reach the second round, finishing below Annan and Queen of the South.

So, despite the fact the Premiership season hasn’t even started yet, both managers are under scrutiny.

Who will claim three precious points at McDiarmid Park?

St Johnstone team news

Zander Clark, Shaun Rooney, Jamie McCart, Liam Craig and Callum Hendry have all left the club this summer.

Goalkeeper Remi Mathews and defender Alex Mitchell both joined on Wednesday, so could be in line for debuts here.

Andy Considine, Drey Wright, Ryan McGowan and Graham Carey are their other notable editions.

Hibernian team news

David Marshall meanwhile is Hibs’ new number one.

Aiden McGeady, Jair Tavares, Marijan Cabraja and Ewan Henderson have all also arrived in Edinburgh.

Rocky Bushiri’s League Cup appearance against Morton, when he was suspended, is what ultimately saw Hibs eliminated from the competition.

Christian Doidge will lead the line as Kevin Nisbet is still out due to a long-term cruciate ligament injury.


Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".



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