Hearts vs Hamilton Academical
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Stadium (Edinburgh).
Hearts have so far failed to hit the ground running in the new campaign and are currently without a win in their last three games. The squad were taken out by the reigning champions Celtic in their most recent matchup on the road, with the final scores reading 3-1 in favor of the latter.
The away side, on the other hand, have already tasted success with a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock at home. However, following that victory, the team admitted defeat in their previous clash against Motherwell by a 3-1 scoreline.
Hamilton were also at the losing end in their only outing so far, against Ross County, which saw them concede three unanswered goals into the back of their net. With a far from impressive streak on the road under their belt, Hamilton are the underdogs to come away with the three points in this one.
Hearts vs Hamilton Academical Head to head (h2h)
- Five out of the last seven clashes have seen Hearts clinch the win.
- Their previous encounter at this venue saw Hamilton lose by a 2-0 scoreline.
- Hearts have kept a clean sheet thrice in their previous eight matches, while Hamilton have kept just one.
- Out of their last five meetings, a low scoring clash has occurred three times.
Hearts vs Hamilton Academical Prediction
Craig Levein’s side have been a much more confident bunch on home soil, and are currently unbeaten in their last three games here across all competitions. Additionally, the visitors were thrashed in their recent outing by a 3-0 scorecard and have just one win to boast from their last three.
To make matters worse, it needs saying that Hamilton have never taken down Hearts in their previous visits to this stadium. Eight of the last nine trips that they have made here have seen the hosts win.
Taking the aforementioned into consideration and the home advantage that Hearts have up their sleeve, a second straight defeat for Hamilton Academical is certainly in the reckoning.
All three of the goals that Hearts have scored so far have come in the latter forty-five minutes of the game. Considering that four of the last seven goals that the hosts have netted against this foe have also come in the second half, you can count on Hearts to breach Hamilton, post the restart, without fail.
Hearts vs Hamilton Academical Betting tips
Full-time result: Hearts @ 1.40 (2/5)
Hearts to score in second half @ 1.40 (2/5).