Hearts vs Kilmarnock
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Stadium (Edinburgh).
After a surprising turn of events in the Premiership, Hearts will be coming in hot to face Kilmarnock as the favorites in the clash at Edinburgh.
- Hearts form: 24 matches – 3 wins – 9 draws – 12 losses – 18 points.
- Kilmarnock form: 24 matches – 7 wins – 5 draws – 12 losses – 26 points.
Both teams are in the relegation batch with Hearts at the bottom in the 11th place and Kilmarnock in the 7th position in the table.
Hearts vs Kilmarnock Head-to-head (h2h)
- Killie has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- The host previously tasted a victory at home in 2016.
- Hearts are winless at home in their prior five fixtures.
- Their previous encounter awarded a 3-0 home win for Kilmarnock.
Hearts vs Kilmarnock Prediction
If we take a look at their h2h history, Kilmarnock is in favor of winning the clash despite their away handicap. But considering their current form and the counter-pressing playing style under Daniel Stendel showing changes, Hearts will have a slight edge over the visitors along with their home ground advantage.
Hearts are unbeaten in their last five overall fixtures with their latest match ending in a draw. The host was on the road in their previous clash with St. Johnstone which ended in a 3-3 draw. They scored the equalizer in the injury time after the second half of the match.
Kilmarnock has marked three losses in their past five overall clashes in major contests. Their previous encounter with Ross County gave them all three points with a 3-1 score on the board. It was their lone win in the last ten Premiership matches.
From their recent performances, we can see that the Killies have taken a dip in form. Also, Hearts have finally learned to play under Stendel despite his opening games in December failed to find any points.
Besides, the host has stayed unbeaten in their past two home matches. Significantly, they defeated the toppers, Rangers in their prior home match. So, the players will be playing more confidently in the clash with Kilmarnock having the away handicap.
Kilmarnock has lost nine of their 12 away games so far in the campaign. Also, Alex Dyer and boys are on a five-game losing streak in their away fixtures in the league. So, based on their poor away form, the Killies will not have their hopes high in the match.
Hence, Hearts can be counted on to create more chances of winning in the game. Also, we can expect the total score to probably over 1.5 goals in ninety minutes.
Hearts vs Kilmarnock Betting tips
Full-time result: Hearts @ 2.00 (1/1).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Alternate bet: Draw no bet: Hearts @ 1.44 (4/9).