Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Saturday’s football game at Rugby Park pits together Kilmarnock and Hearts, the two teams who are eyeing a place in the top six. The Killie aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in the Premier League, while Hearts want to build on a thrilling 5-2 win over St. Mirren. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Mohamed El Makrini, who found the net in a 2-2 draw with Hamilton, whereas Kilmarnock defenders should have experienced attacker Steven Naismith at bay.
A close encounter is on the cards at Rugby Park, and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils on Matchday 14. Since both sides have been impressive in front of goal of late, both teams to score bet should be considered as well. In their last meeting in Kilmarnock Hearts emerged triumphant (2-1).
Highlighted Player (Stuart Findlay):
Stuart Findlay is a Scottish footballer who plays for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League. Born on September 14, 1995, Findlay is a product of the Celtic football school. However, despite spending his youth career at Celtic Park, the Scottish footballer did not see any game action with the Hoops at the senior level.
After ending his loan spells with Greenock Morton, Dumbarton, and Kilmarnock, Stuart Findlay signing a deal with EPL side Newcastle United in the summer of 2016. He made his debut for the Magpies in the FA Cup game against Birmingham City on January 18, 2017.
One year later, he decided to return to Kilmarnock, signing a loan deal with Rugby Park outfit. In July 2018, he joined the Killie permanently. Speaking of his international career, Findlay scored on his debut for the Scotland national team in a 6-0 win over San Marino on October 13, 2019.
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.