Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Hearts will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Aberdeen when they host Dundee United to their Tynecastle Park on Matchday 13. Hearts aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Andy Halliday is suspended for the match as he was sent off in the defeat at Aberdeen, while Jamie Brandon remains on the sidelines through injury.
The Terrors, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to St Johnstone in their last league match. Dundee United have been struggling in front of goal in the first half of the season, and seeing that Hearts are eager to return to winning ways, home win should be considered. Both Liam Smith and Marc McNulty are out of contention with injuries for the visiting side.
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 (Dundee United):
Established on May 24, 1909, Dundee United Dundee United is a Scottish club that competes in the Premiership. The Terrors play home games at Tannadice Park, the stadium with the capacity of 14,223 people. They are well known for their orange jerseys and black shorts, while violet is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Dundee United returned to the Premier League in 2020 as they were leading the standings when the 2019/20 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The likes of Miodrag Krivokapic (Yugoslavia), Prince Buaben (Ghana), Ryan McGowan (Australia), Jan Talesnikov (Israel), Morgaro Gomis (Senegal), Dusan Pernis (Slovakia), and Orjan Persson (Sweden) are some international footballers who played for Dundee United in the past.
The club’s main rivals are Dundee, with the two teams facing each other in the Dundee derby. It has to be noted that Dundee stadium Dens Park is located virtually next door to Dundee United’s home ground.