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 scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

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

Hearts scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

3.6

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

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

30-06-2018

Club Friendlies

Linlithgow Rose Team Logo Linlithgow Rose

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

04-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Berwick Rangers Team Logo Berwick Rangers

FT 0 - 6

(HT 0 - 3)

L H

08-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-07-2018

Europa League Qualification

NSI Runavik Team Logo NSI Runavik

FT 6 - 1

(HT 4 - 0)

W A

19-07-2018

Europa League Qualification

NSI Runavik Team Logo NSI Runavik

FT 4 - 6

(HT 3 - 3)

W H

26-07-2018

Europa League Qualification

Asteras Tripolis Team Logo Asteras Tripolis

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

02-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Asteras Tripolis Team Logo Asteras Tripolis

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-08-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

09-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Molde Team Logo Molde

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-08-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Hearts Form Guide

Hearts Team Logo

Hearts

Won

9

Draw

0

Lost

1
W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Dumbarton Team Logo Dumbarton

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

08-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

11-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Queen of South Team Logo Queen of South

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Forfar Athletic Team Logo Forfar Athletic

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

18-07-2018

League Cup Grp. C

Cove Rangers Team Logo Cove Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

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)

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

2.8

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

2.8

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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