Hearts vs Ross County
Date: Saturday, 10 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Stadium (Edinburgh).
The hosts featured in a five-goal thriller alongside Aberdeen in their opening game, on the road, with the final scores reading 3-2 in favor of their opponents at the end of the ninety minutes. The squad have not been faring well in their outings recently, while at home, they are undefeated in their last two clashes.
The newly-promoted side, Ross County, made a resounding statement in their respective opening tie against Hamilton by posting a thumping 3-0 scoreline. The visitors were promoted to the first division after they topped the table in the Championship with a clear six-point lead at the helm.
The away side are also unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions and will be optimistic of picking up back to back wins when they make the trip to Edinburgh in the weekend.
However, it needs saying that Hearts are no easy side to take down, especially in their backyard.
Hearts vs Ross County Head to head (h2h)
- Both the teams have registered one win apiece in their last five fixtures.
- Their most recent encounter finished in a 1-1 draw.
- Neither side have kept a clean sheet in three of their previous six games.
- The last ten meetings between the two sides have seen Hearts win on four occasions, and succumb to defeat just once.
Hearts vs Ross County Prediction
The home team will be keen on bouncing back to winning ways when they welcome Ross County to their midst on Saturday. Hearts were without home advantage in their opening game.
The squad netted forty-two goals last season, half of which came from their clashes on home soil. Furthermore, the hosts have admitted defeat just once against this foe in their last twelve meetings here, while picking up the win on five instances.
Given that Ross County had very little exposure to teams from the top flight last season, it looks more than likely that Hearts will be walking away with the bragging rights and the three points in this one.
The away side have scored just two goals in their last six trips here, while Hearts have racked up five to their tally. Considering that those last six meetings have also been low scoring clashes, expect Hearts to wrap things up with less than 2.5 goals on the scorecards.
Hearts vs Ross County Betting tips
Full time Result: Hearts @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).