Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Tynecastle Park will host Saturday’s football game between Hearts and Aberdeen. The Jambos aim to build on back-to-back wins over Livingston and Dundee and they must be high on confidence ahead of the visit of Aberdeen. Aidan Denholm limped off with injury in the midweek triumph, with Alan Forrest likely to step up. Keep in mind that both Nathaniel Atkinson and Kye Rowles are on international duty.
The Dons, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone. Aberdeen aim to climb to the Championship Group berth, but seeing that Hearts are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return to North East Scotland with their hands empty. As for the away team, defender James McGarry continues to miss out with a hamstring problem. In their last meeting at the venue Hearts defeated Aberdeen 2-0.
Highlighted Team (Hearts):
Founded in 1874, Hearts are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premiership. The Jam Tarts welcome their rivals at Tynecastle Park Gorgie, the stadium which can hold up to 20,000 spectators.
While the original Hearts strip was all white shirts and trousers with maroon trimmings, the club’s current home kit is all maroon with a white-collar. Hearts have won the Scottish Premier League title four times (1894/95, 1896/97, 1957/58, 1959/60), but they have been in Celtic and Rangers’ shadows in the 21st century. Hibernian are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The two teams first met back in 1875 on Christmas Day, with Hearts winning the match 1-0. The Tynecastle Park Gorgie recorded their biggest win in 1880, with the team rolling over Anchor 21-0 in the FA Cup.
The club’s heaviest defeat came eight years later as Hearts were beaten by Vale of Leven 8-1 in the Scottish Cup. John Robertson is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart, with the left winger netting 214 goals for the club.