SlipsTips shares a selection from Friday night’s solitary SPFL fixture between Heart of Midlothian and St Mirren.
Hearts vs St Mirren (Friday, 19:45)
Heart of Midlothian and St Mirren square off in the Scottish Premiership for the second time in six days when they go toe-to-toe at Tynecastle on Friday night.
The pair played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Paisley last weekend, with Hearts recovering from the loss of an early goal to earn a point courtesy of a Robert Snodgrass strike.
That share of the spoils means the Jambos continue to occupy third spot, while the Buddies’ bid for a first-ever top-six finish remains alive and well.
Hearts backers will be offered a general 4/5 on what would be a third home win on the bounce on Friday night, however I’m happy to highlight an alternative offering via the Total Team Goals market.
We can get some 17/20 (Betway) on Robbie’s Neilson’s side notching up two or more strikes on Friday night and that looks like a worthy boost in price.
Only Celtic and Rangers have outscored Hearts in the Scottish Premiership this season, with the capital club clocking up 36 strikes after 20 rounds of fixtures, an average of 1.8 goals per-game.
That goal per 90 average tally shoots up to 2.4 when Hearts are operating at their Tynecastle headquarters, with Neilson’s side delivering 2+ strikes in seven of their nine Scottish Premiership home games this season so far.
While St Mirren are a hard-working and well-organised outfit who never go down without a fight, it would be fair to say that they are not exactly renowned for keeping clean sheets.
Stephen Robinson’s side have only managed to keep the back door shut in two of their last 12 top-flight outings – both of which were earned against toothless Kilmarnock team – not to mention, Saints have shipped multiple goals in five of their eight road matches this season so far.
With this in mind, as well as Hearts having a considerable ace up their sleeve in the form of free-scoring Lawrence Shankland, backing the Gorgie club to grab a couple of goals on Friday night at 17/20 (Betway) is a price that definitely represents value.
- Over 1.5 Hearts Goals – 17/20 (Betway)