Kilmarnock vs Hearts Preview and Predictions

Kilmarnock vs Hearts 2018-19 Scottish Premiership by LeagueLane

Kilmarnock vs Hearts
2018/19 Scottish Premiership
Date: Saturday, 25th August 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Rugby Park (Kilmarnock).

Hearts will be aiming to extend their lead at the top as they travel to face Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Saturday.

Kilmarnock lost in the Scottish League Cup last weekend against Steven Gerrard’s Rangers at home. They were unable to find the back of the net in that game as Rangers dominated the game completely from the Kickoff. They are now hoping to bounce back from this defeat but their opponents are a strong team that may hurt them again.

Killie have been good prior to the last week defeat, the have been positive in the league Cup but couldn’t go far better than their last season run. They have managed 4 points from 2 games in the league and with all concentration on the league now, they have all it takes to do well this season.

Hearts fans are among the happiest, having seen their team unbeaten in all competitive games so far this season. They finished 6th behind Kilmarnock last season but seem to have learnt a lot all lessons from the misfortune of last season.

There are a lot of positive vibes in the club, they topped the league Cup group stage, dropping points on just 1 occasion. They have been good in the league, opening the season with a 4-1 win over Hamilton and 1-0 narrow win over Champions Celtic. They will be hoping to carry on with this super form.

Kilmarnock vs Hearts: Head to Head

Kilmarnock have won twice in their last 5 meetings, drawn twice and lost once to Hearts. They have fewer goals in their last 5 meetings as none of the games recorded more than 3 match goals.

Kilmarnock vs Hearts: Prediction

This will be a tough one, Hearts are in a superb form while Killie are looking to bounce back. However, Hearts are on a disadvantage playing on Killie’s plastic pitch but that won’t be enough to give Killie all 3 points.

We see this game as a stalemate but we are expecting goals at both ends of the pitch.

Kilmarnock vs Hearts: Bet Tips

Full-Time result – draw at 12/5 (3.40) odd.

Both teams to score @ 9/10 (1.90).