Alloa Athletic will be the visitors at Tynecastle Stadium on Tuesday for the Championship showdown with home side Hearts.
View all of the Hearts v Alloa Athletic predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest match odds.
Hearts won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-1 Championship defeat last time out to Dunfermline Athletic.
The only player to score from Hearts was Stephen Kingsley (84'). Euan Murray (54') scored for Dunfermline Athletic.
Matches featuring Hearts have proved to be absorbing ones recently with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum total of 23 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 15 of them accredited to The Jam Tarts.
Coming into this contest, Hearts are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Queen Of The South in Championship competition, Alloa Athletic and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Gregor Buchanan (39') and Joe McKee (47') scored for Queen Of The South.
The stats don’t lie, and Alloa Athletic have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals overall. At the back, The Wasps could really do with shoring things up. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, though.
Coming into this meeting, Alloa Athletic are without an away win for the past 5 league games.
Head to head
The last league contest between these clubs was Championship match day 32 on 08/04/2015 when it ended Hearts 3-0 Alloa Athletic.
The match was refereed by Andrew Dallas.
Team News: Hearts
John Souttar (Achilles tendon rupture) and Loïc Damour (Foot Injury) won’t be available for Hearts manager Robbie Neilson.
Team News: Alloa Athletic
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from, Alloa Athletic manager Peter Grant has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
Alloa Athletic could really find it hard to be putting goals past a Hearts team who should be able to create many chances to win well.
We are predicting a very comprehensive 3-0 margin for Hearts when the full-time whistle blows.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tynecastle Stadium (20,099)
Captain: Steven Naismith
Chairman: Ann Budge
Manager: Robbie Neilson
Competitions: Championship position 3, League Cup (Second Round)
🔑 Star Player: Liam Boyce
Generally played in the Striker position, Liam Boyce was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for SV Werder Bremen II in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 3 appearances.