Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Hearts and Hibernian go head to head at Tynecastle Park in what is expected to be a an interesting Premiership encounter. Hearts aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ross County and they must be high on confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but Alan Forrest could be recalled to the starting XI after scoring the winner as a substitute at the weekend.
The Hibs, on the other hand, aim to extend their unbeaten run to five games. Since the visitors are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the Tynecastle Park showdown, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. All Jake Doyle-Hayes, Harry McKirdy, Chris Cadden, and Joe Wollacott should miss out with injuries for the visiting team. In their last encounter in the Scottish top flight the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.
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.