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Aberdeen will visit Tynecastle Park on Saturday for the Premiership tie with home side Hearts.
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Hearts will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 0-1 Premiership defeat last time out to Motherwell.
In that match, Hearts had 68% possession and 18 shots on goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Motherwell got 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Callum Slattery (29') scored for Motherwell.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Hearts haven’t conceded. The facts show that Hearts have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 9 goals during that time.
Coming into this contest, Hearts have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Hibernian in Premiership competition, Aberdeen and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Aberdeen had 56% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Hibernian had 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Adam Le Fondre (75') and Christian Doidge (81') scored for Hibernian.
Aberdeen have been a threat going forward in their most recent fixtures, scoring 8 times in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Aberdeen have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same matches. We shall soon see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their prior results show that Aberdeen:
- haven't won against Hearts when they have played them away from home in the previous 9 matches in the league. A really bad run.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 30/10/2021, there has been little to separate the clubs with Hearts winning 3 of those games, Aberdeen 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A total of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 10 of them from The Jam Tarts and 8 created by The Dons. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Premiership match day 3 on 20/05/2023 when it ended Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen.
On that day, Hearts had 61% possession and 30 shots on goal with 8 on target. The goalscorers were Josh Ginnelly (43') and Lawrence Shankland (56').
For their opponents, Aberdeen had 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Mattie Pollock (31') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Kevin Clancy.
Team News: Hearts
It’s our opinion that The Jam Tarts should use a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one and select Alexander Clark, Nathaniel Atkinson, Frankie Kent, Kye Rowles, Stephen Kingsley, Cameron Devlin, Peter Haring, Yutaro Oda, Liam Boyce, Alexander Lowry and Lawrence Shankland.
Team News: Aberdeen
Due to a completely healthy group available to select from, the Aberdeen manager Barry Robson does not have any fitness worries to report before this clash.
From our viewpoint, The Dons could decide to play in a 3-4-1-2 system, giving starts to Kelle Roos, Angus MacDonald, Slobodan Rubezic, Richard Jensen, Nicky Devlin, Connor Barron, Graeme Shinnie, James McGarry, Jamie McGrath, Bojan Miovski and Luis Lopes Duk.
Our feeling is that Aberdeen will manage to put one past this Hearts side, although that might not be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re predicting both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Hearts by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tynecastle Park (19,852)
Captain: Craig Gordon
Chairman: Ann Budge
Manager: Steven Naismith
Competitions: Premiership position 8, League Cup (Quarter-Finals), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)