Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
A spot in the Scottish Cup final will be at stake when Hearts and Hibernian face each other at Tynecastle Park on Saturday. Hearts defeated Hibernian 3-1 in the Premiership at the weekend, and the Jambos are seen as favourites to make it to the Scottish Cup final as well. All John Souttar, Beni Baningime, and Michael Smith remain on the sidelines with injuries, speaking of the hosts.
The Hibs, on the other hand, are hungry for revenge, and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field. Drey Wright, who limped off with injury in the last league match, is unlikely to feature against Hearts, while Ryan Porteous is back from suspension. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Hearts have been impressive in front of home fans this season. You should know that the Jambos are undefeated in the previous six meetings with the Hibs.
Highlighted Player (Liam Boyce):
Liam Boyce is a Northern Ireland international who plays for Burton Albion in the League One. Boyce was born in Belfast on April 8, 1991 and he started his senior career at Cliftonville.
The 184-cm tall attacker played for the likes of Werder Bremen II and Ross County as well before becoming Burton Albion’s record signing in the 2017 summer transfer window.Liam Boyce missed almost entire 2017/2018 season through a serious knee injury, returning to action on February 3, 2018. Speaking of his international career, Boyce made his Northern Ireland debut against Scotland on February 9, 2011, coming as a substitute for Niall McGinn.
Six years later, on June 2, 2017, he scored his first goal for the Northern Ireland national team in a 1-0 win over New Zealand. Liam Boyce’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a second striker as well.
Highlighted Team (Hibernian):
Founded in August 1875, Hibernian are the Scottish Premier League team that play home matches at Easter Road. The capacity of the venue is 20,421, and it was opened in 1893. The Hibs wear light green shirts with white sleeves and white shorts in home matches, while light grey is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Hibernian clinched their first Scottish league trophy back in the 1902/03 season, and they were the dominant force in Scottish football in the early 50s, securing three titles more from 1948 to 1952. The Easter Road outfit recorded their biggest win on September 3, 1881, with the team rolling over Black Watch Highlanders 22-1.
In February 1961, the Hibs suffered the biggest defeat in the club's history as they were beaten by Airdrie 11-1. Hibernian and Hearts face each other in the Edinburgh derby. The rivalry between the two clubs is considered one of the oldest rivalries in world football.