We look at a few stats to predict the match.
Hibernian have a flying start to the season till now. They currently sit in second position in the league behind league leaders Rangers separated by just one point. With three wins and three draws in six matches, Jack Ross’s men are one of the two unbeaten sides in the country. A win over St. Johnstone at home can take them to top spot if Rangers drop points on Saturday.
Hibernian have scored 12 goals in the league yet and are boast the second-best attack in the league over-performing their xG of 10.51. They have been fairly good at the back as well while conceding just half of what they have scored. Martin Boyle with five goals is currently the top scorer both in the squad and the league.
St. Johnstone have had a poor start to the season and sit on eighth in the league really close to the drop zone. It took them six matches to get their first whole three points in the league. They will be up against a real tough challenge on the weekend of Hibernian, a team that has been flying high on attacking prowess.
They have been really poor in front of the goal and just scored three goals underperforming their xG of 5.83. Johnstone however possess one of the best defences in the league conceding just four goals yet, the least in the league.
Hibernian have taken 84 shots in total keeping 27 of them on target, third-most in the league and 12 of them ended up in the back off the net. They have been extremely lethal in the attacking third and the conversion rate is amazing.
St. Johnstone have had 16 shots on target till now and only three of them have been goals. They need to be more efficient and clinical in the penalty box if they want to defeat Hibernian in an away fixture. They are coming on the back of their first win of the season and that will surely instil confidence in Callum Davidson’ side.
Jack Ross will have everyone available for selection except Christian Doidge, Melker Halberg and Jamie Murphy who are all out injured.
Craig Bryson and Murray Davidson will not travel with the Johnstone squad after picking up knocks. All other players will be available for Davidson’ selection.
It is going to be an interesting match up between one of the best attacks and the best defence of the league, both teams trying to cancel each other out. We predict a 2-0 victory for Hibernian.