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Sunday’s Scottish Cup fixture list sees Hibernian coming up against Hearts.
Our Hibernian v Hearts predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Hibernian prepare for this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Premiership drawn game vs Dundee United.
In that match, Hibernian managed 61% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Hibernian was Kevin Nisbet (25', 92'). For their opponents, Dundee United got 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Glenn Middleton (6') and Ian Harkes (30') scored for Dundee United.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 6 of the past 6 meetings where Hibernian have participated. Their opponents scored 14 of them in this period while Hibernian managed a tally of 11.
Hearts will go into this match following a 5-0 Premiership win vs Aberdeen in their previous fixture.
In that match, Hearts had 54% possession and 12 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Hearts, the goals were scored by Michael Smith (28'), Lawrence Shankland (40'), Josh Ginnelly (45') and Cammy Devlin (61'). At the other end, Aberdeen had 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Graeme Shinnie (15' Own goal) was the scorer for Aberdeen.
In their previous half-dozen clashes, Hearts have helped themselves to the sum of 15 goals. Hearts have also scored on each one of those occasions. During that period, their defenders have seen 5 goals scored by their opponents. Let’s see whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 12/09/2021 tells us that Hibernian have won 0 of them and Hearts 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 3 of them from The Hibees and 9 netted by The Jam Tarts. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Premiership match day 20 on 02/01/2023 when it finished Hearts 3-0 Hibernian.
On that occasion, Hearts had 51% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorers were Lawrence Shankland (8', 38') and Stephen Humphrys (94').
Hibernian had 14 shots on goal with 4 on target.
The match was refereed by Kevin Clancy.
Team News: Hibernian
Mykola Kukharevych (Unknown Injury) and Martin Boyle (Knee Surgery) will not be able to play for Hibernian boss Lee Johnson.
Team News: Hearts
Hearts manager Robbie Neilson has to choose a team with limited availability. Craig Gordon (Fractured Leg), Peter Haring (Concussion), Gary Mackay-Steven (Fractured Foot), Beni Baningime (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Liam Boyce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Craig Halkett (Cruciate Ligament Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
In our view, Hearts will do well to hit the back of the net against this Hibernian side who we think should manage to score & go ahead.
Therefore, we predict a very even match with a 1-0 winning score for Hibernian when the full-time whistle blows.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Easter Road Stadium (20,421)
Captain: David Marshall
Chairman: Ron Gordon
Manager: Lee Johnson
Competitions: Premiership position 7, Scottish Cup (Fourth Round)
🔑 Key Player: Josh Campbell
Normally used in the Centre Midfield position, Josh Campbell was born in Scotland. Having made a first senior appearance for Hibernian in the 2021 - 2022 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has contributed 4 league goals in this Premiership 2022 - 2023 campaign so far from a total of 21 appearances.