Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Wednesday’s football game between Hibernian and Hearts will bring down the curtain on the Premiership round 20. The Hibs aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to St Johnstone and you should know that they are after their third consecutive win at home ground. All Adam Le Fondre, Jake Doyle-Hayes, and Chris Cadden are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Jambos, on the other hand, proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Celtic (0-2) and St. Mirren (0-2). Even though Hibernian are tough to beat at home, we are tempted to bet on the visitors as they have been in a much better form of late than the hosts. Barring any fresh injury worries, Hearts head coach Steven Naismith is unlikely to make changes to the team that outplayed the Saints at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Christian Doidge):
Over the years Christian Doidge has established himself as one of the best attackers in Scotland Premiership. Born on August 25, 1992 in Newport, Doidge is a Wales international who plays for Hibernian in the Scottish top flight.
He is a product of the Southampton football academy, but he did not see any game action in the Premier League with the Saints. The towering striker played for Bristol Rovers during his youth career as well before joining Cwmbran Celtic at senior level. He played for the likes of Barry Town, Carmanthen Town, Dag & Red, Dartford (loan), Forest Green Rovers, and Bolton Wanderers (loan) as well before signing a deal with the Hibs.
Christian Doidge made his Scotland Premier League debut on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 win over St. Mirren. The Wales attacker scored his first league goal for the Hibs against the same opponent three months late. Doidge has yet to receive a call-up for the Wales national football team.
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.