Hibernian vs Hearts Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hibernian vs Hearts Predictions, Betting Tips, and Preview

By Bharath Ramm R

Hibernian made it four games without a loss after a 2-2 draw at Kilmarnock at the Rugby Park. Florian Kamberi came up with the opening goal inside the first minute, while Hibernian were put into cloud nine after Ryan Porteous’ ninth-minute goal. However, Kilmarnock produced a brilliant second-half comeback through goals from Jordan Jones and Kris Boyd. Hearts were knocked out of the FA Cup after a 2-1 loss against Motherwell at the Fir Park. Curtis Main opened the scoring in the seventh minute, but Hearts were on level terms through Kyle Lafferty’s second-half penalty. Hearts looked like forcing a replay out of this fixture, but Carl McHugh scored with four minutes of normal time left.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The recent form of Hibernian has been extremely good, and Lennon has kept the team motivated in the race for the top three positions. Hearts head into this game with no wins in the last four, while Craig Levein has only seen his team pick up a victory over Hamilton in the last seven away matches. Hibernian did not have the strongest home record, but it has improved in recent weeks with back-to-back wins over Motherwell and Aberdeen. I would back a win for Hibernian. The form of Florian Kamberi has been decisive behind Hibernian rediscovering the winning mentality in the second half of the campaign. Since making the switch in January, the 23-year-old striker has been able to score in three out of his last four appearances. I would choose Kamberi to score anytime in this game.

Hibernian win – 3/4

Florian Kamberi to score anytime – 13/8

Hibernian Preview

Hibernian do not appear in danger of losing out on the fourth place in the Scottish Premier League, as the club has been able to quickly recover from a slump in form experienced at the start of the second half. Hibernian’s lead over Kilmarnock has been cut down to eight points but it still looks substantial – even if Steve Clarke’s men have been on a roll. The weekend witnessed Hibernian close the gap on Aberdeen even further, but it may be a stretch to see Hibernian in the third spot. The current top scorers in the Lennon’s team happen to be Martin Boyle and John McGinn – both with five goals.

AVG Goals

4.5

BTTS

45%

Over 2.5

50%

Over 3.5

30%

Over 1.5 1h Goals

20%

Over 1.5 2h Goals

25%

Hibernian Form Guide

W

FT 3 - 0

W

FT 3 - 2

L

FT 1 - 2

D

FT 1 - 1

W

FT 3 - 2

L

FT 0 - 3

D

FT 1 - 1

D

FT 0 - 0

W

FT 3 - 0

Hearts Form Guide

D

FT 0 - 0

W

FT 1 - 0

W

FT 4 - 1

W

FT 1 - 0

W

FT 1 - 0

W

FT 5 - 0

W

FT 5 - 0

W

FT 5 - 3

Hibernian News

Neil Lennon will be without David Gray (Achilles tendon), Ross Laidlaw (shoulder), and Brandon Barker (knee) due to injuries.

Hearts Preview

The winless run stretched to four matches in all competitions for Hearts, but the exit from the FA Cup may help the club focus on the SPL. The threat from Motherwell has been growing in recent weeks, as Robinson’s team look to regain a place in the top six. Motherwell are only four points behind Hearts, but the Steelmen have a game in hand. Hence, this advantage could potentially drop to just one point. Hearts have never dropped out of the top six since December. Kyle Lafferty is on nine league goals for Hearts.

Hearts News

Malaury Martin (tendon), Rory Currie (ligament), Jamie Brandon (cruciate ligament), Demetri Mitchell (knee), and Arnaud Djoum (Achilles tendon) miss out of the game due to injuries.

Hibernian Last 10 Game Stats

Win: 0 Draw: 0 Loss: 0

AVG Goals

0

BTTS

0%

Over 0.5

0%

Over 1.5

0%

Over 2.5

0%

Over 3.5

0%

BTTS + Win

0%

BTTS + Draw

0%

BTTS + Lose

0%

Cleansheets

0%

H/T Win

0%

Won to Nil

0%

Hearts Last 10 Game Stats

Win: 0 Draw: 0 Loss: 0

AVG Goals

0

BTTS

0%

Over 0.5

0%

Over 1.5

0%

Over 2.5

0%

Over 3.5

0%

BTTS + Win

0%

BTTS + Draw

0%

BTTS + Lose

0%

Cleansheets

0%

H/T Win

0%

Won to Nil

0%

Head to Head

09/05/2018

2

1

09/03/2018

2

0

21/01/2018

1

0

27/12/2017

0

0

24/10/2017

1

0

Hibernian Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player
1 GK Ofir Marciano
25 CD Efe Ambrose
4 CD Paul Hanlon
24 CD Darren McGregor
16 RM Lewis Stevenson
17 LM Martin Boyle
10 CM Dylan McGeouch
23 CM Scott Allan
7 CM John McGinn
22 CF Florian Kamberi
19 CF Jamie Maclaren

Hearts Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player
1 GK Jon McLaughlin
2 RB Michael Smith
6 CD Christophe Berra
4 CD John Souttar
16 LB Connor Randall
33 RM Lewis Moore
47 CM Harry Cochrane
66 CM Joaquim Adao
14 CM Steven Naismith
28 LM Marcus Godinho
9 CF Kyle Lafferty