Hearts vs Hibernian
Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh.
Hibernian held it out to a goalless draw away at Pittodrie on Saturday. They thus continued the impressive form winning their seventh point in three Championship Round matches. Hibs are just tree points shy of the Dons in second place and two adrift of Rangers in third, meaning a win against bitter city rivals Hearts would keep them well in the contest for the Europa League football ahead of the final day.
The Jam literally have nothing to play for in the remaining two matches, but they will no doubts be highly-motivated to ruin the fun for their fierce Edinburgh rivals here. The hosts shipped two or more goals in each of three post-season defeats and they sit at the very foot of the Championship Round standings ahead of the city derby.
Hearts vs Hibernian: Head-to-head
Hearts lead the head to head stats by ten wins ahead of the 89th encounter with Hibs.
Interestingly, only one of last seven head to head matches saw both teams on the scoresheet.
The Jam won 21 and lost only 6 of 41 home clashes with Hibernian.
Hibs took a 2-0 victory when the teams locked horns last time out, back in March this year at Easter Road Stadium.
Hearts vs Hibernian: Prediction
The hosts revealed plenty of defensive holes lately and they’ll surely come into this as pretty clear underdogs. Hibs are worth backing to win at 2.00 in spite of the poor head to head record in away matches with the Jam. The visitors defeated Celtic and kept Aberdeen to a draw so far in the post-season, which are definitely results worth respecting. Given they’ll be up against the opposition which lost three in a row, we will back the away win at the 2.00 odds here.
Hearst conceded two or more goals in each of last three games in the league. We thusfancy 2.20 odds offered for Hibernian to net at least two in mid-week’s Edinburgh derby.
Hearts vs Hibernian: Bet Tips
Hibernian to win @ 2.00
Hibernian Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20.