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Inverness C.T. will be taking on away team Hearts at Caledonian Stadium in the Championship match on Friday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Inverness C.T. v Hearts can be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Inverness C.T. enter this match following a 2-2 Championship tied result vs Alloa Athletic.
For Inverness C.T., the goalscorers were Wallace Duffy (77') and James Keatings (78'). Innes Cameron (20') and Alan Trouten (87') scored for Alloa Athletic.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Inverness C.T. haven’t conceded. In fact, Caley Thistle have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals during that time.
Heading into this fixture, Inverness C.T. haven't beaten Hearts in their previous 6 league matches.
In their last game, Hearts drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Greenock Morton.
The only scorer from Hearts was Jamie Walker (71'). Craig McGuffie (53') scored for Greenock Morton.
In their last 6 clashes, Hearts have bagged a total of 10 goals. The Jam Tarts have also scored in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they have had 5 goals scored by their opponents. Nonetheless, we will just have to wait and see if that trend will persist in this match or not.
Leading up to this clash, Hearts:
- haven't won against Inverness C.T. in games played away from home for the previous 9 league matches. Not an away record to be proud of.
- haven't been beaten by Inverness C.T. in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 29/10/2016 tells us that these fixtures have been miserable for Inverness C.T. They have not managed to register any wins whatsoever whereas Hearts have just been too good for them, getting wins in 67% of those games played.
An aggregate of 20 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for Caley Thistle and 15 created by The Jam Tarts. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
The last league meeting between these sides was Championship match day 4 on 07/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Hearts 2-1 Inverness C.T.
The match was refereed by Bobby Madden.
Team News: Inverness C.T.
Inverness C.T. boss Neil McCann has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Hearts
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson has to choose a team with limited availability. John Souttar (Achilles tendon rupture), Josh Ginnelly (Achilles tendon surgery) and Jamie Brandon (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) are not able to play.
It looks to us that Hearts will, in all probability, get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
In contrast, Inverness C.T. will be up against it to score, although we do see them getting enough chances to score, too.
Our selection here is for a comfortable 1-3 margin for Hearts at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Caledonian Stadium (7,512)
Captain: Aaron Doran
Chairman: Ross Morrison
Manager: John Robertson
Competitions: Championship position 8
🔑 Key Man: Nikolay Todorov
Customarily used in the Striker position, Nikolay Todorov was born in Pleven, Bulgaria. After having made a senior debut playing for Cowdenbeath in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 3 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 12 appearances.