Hibernians vs Hearts
Date: Friday, 9th March 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Easter Road (Edinburgh).
The 4th place Hibernian take on the 6th place Hearts as the home side aim to secure a place in the Europa League in their return season back in the top flight.
Meanwhile, the Hibs are pushing for another top half finish after a solid Premiership league campaign. While it seems like a tall order as at the moment, it was only a couple of weeks ago that Hibs were setting their eyes on claiming premiership league second place.
They are 10 clear points behind Rangers who happens to be their main league competitors. They want to among the top three teams and to make that happen in the final months of the campaign, they have to improve their performance and team form. It is worth to note that the Hibs are unbeaten in 4 of their previous league matches.
The visitors have hit a slight slump in form and this is after boosting their campaign with an unbeaten run. Meanwhile, they have failed to win any of their last four league matches which concluded in their Scottish FA cup exit last weekend. That run has included back to back away defeats to Hearts.
Hearts have also drawn with bottom side Ross County in what should have been a very winnable game for them.
Hibernians vs Hearts: head to head
- In all their previous meetings, Hibernians have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 4 home matches against Hearts in all competitions.
- Hearts are beaten by Hibernians in their last 4 away matches in all encounters.
- There have been fewer than 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 H2H matches in all competitions.
Hibernians vs Hearts: Prediction
There will definitely be lesser than 2.5 goals in this match-up. Unless both teams becomes careless and leave their defensive lines unmanned, there will be few goals to ignite the morale of the fans.
Hibernians vs Hearts: Bet tips
Under 2.5 full-time goals @ 1.70 odds
Under 1.5 second half goals for 1.77 odds.