Live on ESPN: Sun 12.00: Fran Sandaza is 8/1 with to score first as St Johnstone meet Hearts in the SPL.
It wasn’t until an hour into their fourth match before St Johnstone even found the net in what was a slow start to the campaign but since bagging that first goal in a stunning 1-0 win at Celtic, Derek McInnes’ boys have looked pretty solid, carding a couple of draws and a 3-0 success at high-flying Motherwell before bowing out of the League Cup in midweek.
Hearts too have been in decent form, the penalty shootout loss to Ayr on Wednesday notwithstanding and they’re slight favourites at 7/5 with bet365 for the points at McDiarmid Park, where Paddy Power rate the hosts at 15/8. The confident pair however, could cancel each other out in Perth and punters can cash-in on the stalemate at 12/5 with Skybet.
Saints have kept back-to-back clean sheets in the Premier League while the Jambos have managed four shutouts in five league matches, so a tally of fewer than three goals, chalked up by Betdaq at 1.67 (4/6) looks likely.
The ambitious can take that a little further by taking on Ladbrokes’ 8/1 for a bore draw but the hosts’ in-form striker Fran Sandaza might have something to say about that. The Spaniard has struck six times in five matches in all competitions and is 13/5 courtesy of bet365 to net again here.
meanwhile, make the ex-Dundee United striker 8/1 to break the deadlock and with Sandaza set to ensure it doesn’t finish 0-0, Stan James’ 11/2 for it to end one-apiece is a tempting correct score flutter.