Hearts vs Inverness CT Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hearts vs Inverness CT Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Manager Ian Cathro was hoping to see his Hearts team in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, but a goalless draw with Hibernian means that his team will have to overcome a replay in order to reach the last four. Both teams did not create much chances, but it extended Hearts’ unbeaten run to 3 games in all competitions. Inverness suffered a thrashing at the hands of Celtic to get knocked out of the Scottish Cup. Moussa Dembele scored a hat-trick, while Kieran Tierney, Scott Brown, and Mikael Lustig scored the other goals.

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Betting Tips and Predictions

Hearts went through a difficult run of games against Inverness from 2012 to 2014. However, they have managed to win their last two games – with an aggregate score of 7-1 – against this opposition at the Tynecastle Stadium. Even though there were a lot of doubts about manager Ian Cathro and his lack of experience, the 30-year-old seems to be doing a fine job at the moment, especially with regard to preserving the club’s home form. Hearts have suffered just one loss and managed three wins in the last five home matches. I would back Hearts for another win.

Inverness have an extremely poor defence and there has been over 2.5 goals scored in four out of the last five league matches involving Inverness. The last three league matches involving Hearts have also seen over 2.5 goals. I expect this game to witness over 2.5 goals.

Hearts to win – 8/15

Total goals over 2.5 – 3/4

Hearts preview

Ian Cathro’s appointment was lambasted not too long ago, but the 30-year-old appears to be settling in well at Hearts with his team suffering just one defeat in the last five games. Wins over Rangers and Motherwell have pushed Hearts to within six points of third placed Rangers. Even though the club continue to rely upon Jamie Walker, there is a rising tendency to find scorers from across the pitch. Apart from the narrow loss against Aberdeen, home form has been the heartbeat for the club. Hearts have managed just three wins on the road this season.

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Inverness Preview

Inverness remain rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Premier League as a result of a winless run which now stretches to 13 games. The club’s last victory in the league was back in October. Inverness possess one of the weakest defence in the Premier League with 45 goals. If not for Motherwell’s 7-2 result against Aberdeen, Inverness would rank as the worst defence in terms of goals conceded. Surprisingly, the team has not struggled to score goals, but even this trait seems to be slowly disappearing with only two goals scored in the last four games across all competitions.

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Hearts Team News

Callum Paterson (knee), John Souttar (Achilles tendon), and Prince Buaben (groin) are the players likely to be unavailable.

Inverness Team News

Kevin McNaughton (knee), Lewis Horner (knee), and Josh Meekings (knee) are the players absent due to injuries.

Hearts have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 10 games

Hearts saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Inverness CT

Inverness CT saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Inverness CT saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Hearts

AVG Goals

4.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Hearts Form Guide

Hearts Team Logo

Hearts

Won

9

Draw

1

Lost

0
W A

21-07-2018

League Cup Grp. C

Raith Rovers Team Logo Raith Rovers

FT 3 - 5

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

24-07-2018

League Cup Grp. C

Cowdenbeath Team Logo Cowdenbeath

FT 5 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-07-2018

League Cup Grp. C

Inverness CT Team Logo Inverness CT

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

04-08-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

11-08-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

18-08-2018

League Cup Final Stage

Dunfermline Athletic Team Logo Dunfermline Athletic

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

25-08-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Premiership

St. Mirren Team Logo St. Mirren

FT 4 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

W A

15-09-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

22-09-2018

Premiership

Livingston Team Logo Livingston

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Inverness CT Form Guide

Inverness CT Team Logo

Inverness CT

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W A

17-07-2018

League Cup Grp. C

Cowdenbeath Team Logo Cowdenbeath

FT 2 - 5

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

24-07-2018

League Cup Grp. C

Raith Rovers Team Logo Raith Rovers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-07-2018

League Cup Grp. C

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

04-08-2018

Championship

Falkirk Team Logo Falkirk

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

11-08-2018

Championship

Ayr United Team Logo Ayr United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

14-08-2018

Challenge Cup

Dunfermline Athletic Team Logo Dunfermline Athletic

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

25-08-2018

Championship

Alloa Athletic Team Logo Alloa Athletic

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

01-09-2018

Championship

Dunfermline Athletic Team Logo Dunfermline Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Championship

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

22-09-2018

Championship

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Hearts Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Inverness CT Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hearts vs Inverness CT Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Hamilton 190 65
27 LB Andraz Struna 185 72
12 CD Anastasios Avlonitis 191 85
5 CD Aaron Hughes 183 78
46 RB Lennard Sowah 185 77
10 LM Arnaud Sutchuin Djoum 183 75
6 CM Perry Kitchen 183 72
4 CM Alexandros Tziolis 189 84
16 RM Mohamed El Ouriachi 180 73
77 CF Esmael Goncalves 184 73
20 CF Bjoern Maars Johnsen 195 81
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Owain Fon Williams 193 77
3 RB Carl Tremarco 180 78
12 CD Jamie McCart 178 66
21 CD Louis Laing 181 76
2 LB David Raven 173 72
8 CDM Ross Draper 195 79
16 CDM Greg Tansey 185 78
29 CM Larnell Cole 168 63
7 CM Liam Polworth 178 70
15 CM Jake Mulraney 172 64
13 CF Billy McKay 170 67