Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will be aiming to retain top position in the standings when they take on Hearts at Tynecastle Park. The Hoops have a chance to seal the trophy and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Jambos. Since Celtic failed to impress in a 1-1 draw with Motherwell, experienced midfielder Aaron Mooy should be recalled to the starting XI. Both Liel Abada and James Forrest are sidelined with injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the away team.
The hosts, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Ross County and they managed to get one in style, with the team putting an end to their five-game losing run in the national championship. Since Hearts looked sharp in front of goal in the 6-1 crushing of the Staggies, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Mooy):
Aaron Mooy is an Australian footballer who playes for Huddersfield Town as a midfielder. Mooy was born in Sydney on September 15, 1990 and at the age of 16 he joined English club Bolton Wanderers. The midfielder played for the youth team of Bolton from 2006 to 2009, but he did not make his first-team debut for the club.
In 2010 he joined St. Mirren and after scoring one goal in 21 appearances in the league for the Scottish outfit, Aaron Mooy returned to Australia, signing a contract with Western Sydney Wanderers. In 2014 he joined fellow Australian club Melbourne City and two years later he decided to return to England. Aaron Mooy signed a three-year deal with Manchester City in June, 2016, but he was immediately sent on loan to Championship side Huddersfield Town.
In the summer of 2015 the Australia international joined the Terriers on a permanent basis. His main position is central midfield, but he can play as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well.
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.