Saints can keep it clean

  • By: Gareth Friel
  • Last Updated: September 12 2013, 11:17 BST

Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and he fancies St Johnstone to beat Hibernian.

St Johnstone: Fancied to beat Hibs to nil
St Johnstone: Fancied to beat Hibs to nil

Hibernian may have posted a profit for the first time in two years this week but their woes on the pitch continue.

They were held to a dire goalless draw by Ross County last time out as they drew a blank for the fifth time in seven competitive games this season.

This weekend they take on a St Johnstone side that has taken eight points from their opening five games.

Tommy Wright's side have won both of their home games to nil against Hearts and Ross County so far this season and there's little reason to suggest they won't do the same again in Perth on Saturday.

Saints have kept four clean sheets in their five games and look a solid bet at around 21/10 to beat Hibs to nil.

Kilmarnock have yet to win under new boss Allan Johnston and face league leaders Inverness at Rugby Park on Saturday.

Johnston's side have scored only once in three home games and they were dumped out of the League Cup by Hamilton, but they will have Kris Boyd in their squad after he sat out the last home match through suspension.

Boyd has scored twice in four games this season and could be the key man if Killie are to avoid a relegation battle.

Caley Thistle have conceded only twice in four games - both against Celtic - but Boyd could be the man to make it three. He is a fairly big 11/4 to score anytime here.

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