Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Hearts play host to Motherwell at their Tynecastle Park on day 4 of the new Premiership campaign. The Jambos failed to shock PAOK in the Conference League playoffs, meaning that they will be fully focused on the national championship in days to come. The likes of Barrie McKay, Peter Haring, Craig Halkett, and Craig Gordon should miss out with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team. The Well, meanwhile, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock.
The visitors have been producing fine displays in the national championship of late, but given their three-game losing run at Tynecastle in meetings with Hearts, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home team. As for the away team, all Pape Souare, Mika Biereth, Jonathan Obika, and Calum Butcher are out of contention through injuries.
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.