Hibernian vs Hearts Prediction & Match Preview

Hibernian vs Hearts
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Easter Road (Edinburgh)

The Edinburgh derby is set to take place this Tuesday in front of Hibernian home fans. With the reverse fixture going against them the visitors will have to up their game against city rivals. They are at the bottom of the table and have a 4 match winless run currently. Hearts only won 1 match from 5 recent league games and have lost 2 in that period as well.

Hibernian is at the last Championship group spot, with 37 points. They have not lost in the last 3 league matches. Home form is also promising as they have lost once in 8 previous games at home. That loss came against second-place Rangers which is not a surprise.

Hibernian vs Hearts: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • These teams have 2 wins each in their last 5 meetings.
  • Both sides scored in 3 of those 5 matches across all venues.
  • Each team has only one clean sheet in that period.
  • Hearts are unbeaten in their last 3 trips to this ground (W2, D1).
  • In their last 5 head to head games at this ground both of them have won twice.
  • Four of those 5 matches had less than 2.5 goals at full time.
  • Hibs are unbeaten in their last 3 league fixtures and 4 matches at home.

Hibernian vs Hearts: Prediction

Hearts have a clear cut dominance at this ground in the recent past. But currently they are in no position to win here considering the disappointing form they are in. Hibs have not lost a game in front of their home crowd since December 2019. Meanwhile, Hearts are winless in their last league outings. So I see this going only 1 way and with home advantage, Hibernian will emerge winners in Edinburgh this Tuesday.

Hearts have conceded 10 goals in their last 3 league matches.  In total, they have conceded 49 this season, i.e. 1.8 goals per game. The hosts have also been poor in defense giving away more goals than they scored. In 4 of their most recent league matches, the final score had over 2.5 goals. This trend can also be seen in all the recent 5 games of Hearts also. So I am backing a high scoring game with more than 2.5 goals in total.

Hibernian vs Hearts: Betting Tips

  • Hibernian to win @ 2.25 (5/4).
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.91 (10/11).