Hearts vs Kilmarnock Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hearts vs Kilmarnock Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Hearts surrendered meekly to a 2-0 defeat against Rangers at Ibrox stadium. Jamie Murphy provided the hosts with a decisive lead just before half-time, while Rangers added a late second goal through Russell Martin to inflict a first defeat in four games for Craig Levein’s team. Kilmarnock’s winning sequence came to an end following a 2-2 draw with Hibernian. Neil Lennon’s team raced to a 2-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes after goals from Florian Kamberi and Ryan Porteous. Steve Clarke’s men staged an impressive second-half comeback with goals from Jordan Jones and Kris Boyd – who scored in the space of just three minutes.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

The home form for Hearts has been quite brilliant with the team managing to avoid defeat in nine consecutive league games at the Tynecastle stadium. The club’s defensive approach has worked extremely well. Kilmarnock have been excellent since December, but the team has managed just one away win in four. Their away games against Hearts have produced just one win in four. I can see this game heading towards a stalemate. Hearts were able to limit Rangers down to just two goals owing to a strong defensive display, which has been their standout element over the last couple of months. Just one of the last nine league matches at the Tynecastle stadium has produced more than 2.5 goals. I would back under 2.5 goals in this game.

Draw – 12/5

Total goals under 2.5 – 27/40

Hearts saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Hearts saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Kilmarnock

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

Kilmarnock saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Hearts

AVG Goals

1.5

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

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
W H

10-02-2018

FA Cup

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-02-2018

Premiership

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-02-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

27-02-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

04-03-2018

FA Cup

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-03-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Premiership

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

01-04-2018

Premiership

Dundee FC Team Logo Dundee FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-04-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Kilmarnock Form Guide

Kilmarnock Team Logo

Kilmarnock

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D A

27-02-2018

Premiership

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

03-03-2018

FA Cup

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-03-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-03-2018

Premiership

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

13-03-2018

FA Cup

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 3 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

07-04-2018

Premiership

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-04-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-04-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Hearts Preview

Hearts have been relatively comfortable in the top five places for much of the campaign. The appointment of Craig Levein earlier in the campaign has worked like a dream, as he has made Hearts tough to beat under all scenarios. The team has especially been strong at the Tynecastle stadium, where they are unbeaten in nine games. At the same time, Hearts can use a couple of victories in order to avoid the pressure from Kilmarnock. Hearts have picked up only two wins in the last six games. Kyle Lafferty is the club’s top scorer with nine goals in 25 games.

Hearts Team News

Malaury Martin (tendon), Rory Currie (ligament), Jamie Brandon (cruciate ligament), Danny Amankwaa (training deficit), and Arnaud Djoum (Achilles tendon) are the names unavailable for selection.

Kilmarnock Preview

The unbeaten run for Kilmarnock now stretches to five matches in all competitions. In fact, the away defeat against Aberdeen is the only loss suffered by the Killies since December. This amazing run of form has led to the team making a push for the top four places, although the draw with Hibernian has to be a blow with regard to this objective. Still, Kilmarnock can realistically hope to sustain a place in the top five, as they trail Hearts by just two points but still have two games in hand. The goals from Kris Boyd continue to drive the team, and the veteran forward has scored 12 goals this season.

Kilmarnock Team News

Steven Smith (back) and Gordon Greer (calf) are the names unavailable for Steve Clarke.

Hearts Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

Kilmarnock Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

Hearts vs Kilmarnock Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jon McLaughlin 188 83
6 CD Christophe Berra 186 81
16 LB Connor Randall 180 76
5 CD Aaron Hughes 183 78
24 RB Demetri Mitchell 181 71
15 LM Don Cowie 180 74
11 RM Manuel David Milinkovic 178 -
47 CM Harry Cochrane - -
66 CM Joaquim Adao 176 -
14 AM Steven Naismith 178 71
9 CF Kyle Lafferty 193 88
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jamie MacDonald 186 71
5 CD Kirk Broadfoot 191 89
4 CD Gordon Greer 188 83
12 RB Greg Taylor 173 62
2 LB Stephen O'Donnell 183 74
25 AM Eamonn Brophy 175 68
11 RM Jordan Jones 174 61
24 CM Youssuf Mulumbu 177 65
7 LM Rory McKenzie 175 75
6 CM Alan Power 170 73
27 CF Aaron Tshibola 190 81