Hamilton vs Hearts
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The Hope CBD Stadium (Hamilton).
Hearts finally returned to winning ways on Saturday when they dispatched relegation threatened Dundee 0-1 on the road. The Jam thus ended a thread of four straight games without a victory. They backed up such success with a 2-1 victory over second-division Partick Thistle in mid-week’s FA Cup quarter-final replay.
Can Craig Levein’s men complete a perfect week with third successive victory on Saturday afternoon against bottom-half Hamilton Academical away at The Hope CBD Stadium?
The visitors are pretty safe in terms of their ambitions to ply the Championship Round in post season being seven points away from Motherwell with just four games left to play. However, they’ve had so many unexpected slip-ups against sides such as Livingston and St. Mirren on the home patch lately which is why you can never feel safe backing them with higher stakes in the Premiership.
Hamilton vs Hearts: Head-to-head
Hearts were the dominant side in the most recent head to head history.
They won five and drew one of past six encounters with the Accies.
The Jam bagged at least two goals in seven of last eight meetings with Hamilton Academical.
Hamilton vs Hearts: Prediction
The hosts played hot and cold in recent weeks. They ended a two-loss streak with an impressive and shocking 0-2 victory over 3rd-placed Aberdeen at Pittodrie. Nevertheless, they instantly returned to the old habits falling 3-0 to Motherwell seven days ago.
Hamilton had huge problems with the lack of meticulousness at the back throughout the entire season practically. They own league’s worst defensive record with 61 goals shipped in 29 matches. Hearts will likely be without their top scorer Steven Naismith through knee injury and Levein does not quite have a decent replacement which is why we will not back a high-scoring contest in spite of mentioned holes in Hamilton’s defensive line.
We will not back The Jam to win without their top scorer on the road either. The draw is thus our main betting recommendation at 3.50 odds here.
Hamilton vs Hearts: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.50 (5/2)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10).