Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Tynecastle Park will host Boxing Day clash between Hearts and Hibernian, the two teams who is in the bottom half of the standings ahead of Matchday 20. Hearts aim to put an end to their four-game losing run in the Premier League, and, no doubt, they should be happy with one point from the festive fixture. The Hibs, on the other hand, faced a tough fixture list in December, with the team losing to both title-chasing sides, Celtic and Rangers.
Hibernian are eager to get back on course, and they will not have a better chance than this to do so as Hearts are low on spirits ahead of the Boxing Day showdown. A win over Daniel Stendel’s men should see Hibernian regain their spot in the top six; therefore, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. You should know, though, that the visitors are without suspended defender Ryan Porteous.
Highlighted Player (Conor Washington):
Conor Washington is a Northern Ireland international who began his senior career at St Ives Town. He scored 52 goals in 50 appearances for the club and in 2012 he joined Newport County. He was struggling to adapt to the new surroundings and, as a result, he netted no more than 5 goals in 39 appearances for the Rodney Parade outfit.
In 2014 he signed a deal with Peterborough United and two years later he moved to Queens Park Rangers. He played just ten games for the Hoops in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he failed to open his goal-scoring account. Conor Washington is a striker who made his Northern Ireland debut on 24 March, 2016 and four days later his scored his first ever goal for the national team, in a 1-0 win over Slovenia at Windsor Park.
The Northern Ireland footballer was eligible to play for Scotland through his mother. He was born in Chantham, Kent, England on 18 May, 1992.
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.