Hearts vs Celtic
Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Stadium (Edinburgh).
Hearts slipped down to 5th place in the Premiership ladder after claiming just two pints in last three league games. They disappointed heavily by failing to see off the likes of Livingston and St. Mirren in last two home affairs in the league.
The Jam also lost 2-1 away at Motherwell during the negative streak. They have the toughest of tasks to bring it to an end on Wednesday evening as runaway leaders Celtic come to visit Tynecastle Stadium.
The Bhoys will enter the game in completely opposite spirits. They won seven on the spin in the Premiership conceding just one goal in the process. They suffered Europa League elimination to Valencia in the last 32 round, meaning Brendan Rodgers and his men can entirely focus on domestic success now.
Hearts vs Celtic: Head-to-head
Celtic were brutal towards Hearts in last two H2H encounters (0-3 in the League Cup and 5-0 in the Premiership).
However, Hearts won two of last four home encounters with Celtic in the Premiership.
There were three or more goals scored in six of last seven head to head affairs.
Hearts vs Celtic: Prediction
Hearts have a fine home record with 7 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in 14 games in this term. They conceded just 9 goals along the way. Regardless of their poor spell of form in recent weeks, we can hardly agree with the bookies who price them up at sky-high 5.50 odds to claim spoils here.
The Jam kept six clean sheets in last eight home matches in all competitions. They dispatched the Bhoys 1-0 at home when they met each other in mid-August. Given the visitors were also super tough to break down lately, the Under 2.5 goals FT bet looks like a decent option at 1.90 odds.
You can also take the 1.50 odds offered for Hearts not to lose by two or more goals difference here.
Hearts vs Celtic: Bet Tips
Hearts +1.5 handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10).