Hibernian vs Hearts Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hibernian vs Hearts Match Prediction

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 saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Hibernian have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Hearts

Hearts saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Hibernian Form Guide

Hibernian Team Logo

Hibernian

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
W H

09-03-2018

Premiership

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-03-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

31-03-2018

Premiership

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-04-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

07-04-2018

Premiership

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 5 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

05-05-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Premiership

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

13-05-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 5 - 5

(HT 3 - 3)

Hearts Form Guide

Hearts Team Logo

Hearts

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
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)

L A

27-04-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

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.

Hibernian Team 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 Team 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 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Hibernian vs Hearts Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ofir Marciano 193 87
25 CD Efe Ambrose 190 70
4 CD Paul Hanlon 180 74
24 CD Darren McGregor 183 87
16 RM Lewis Stevenson 170 67
17 LM Martin Boyle 178 53
10 CM Dylan McGeouch 178 65
23 CM Scott Allan 175 70
7 CM John McGinn 175 68
22 CF Florian Kamberi - -
19 CF Jamie Maclaren 178 73
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jon McLaughlin 188 83
2 RB Michael Smith 180 71
6 CD Christophe Berra 186 81
4 CD John Souttar 186 94
16 LB Connor Randall 180 76
33 RM Lewis Moore - -
47 CM Harry Cochrane - -
66 CM Joaquim Adao 176 -
14 CM Steven Naismith 178 71
28 LM Marcus Godinho 178 70
9 CF Kyle Lafferty 193 88