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Motherwell will host visiting opponents Hearts at Fir Park Stadium in the Premiership match on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Motherwell v Hearts game - along with the latest match odds.
Motherwell will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-2 Premiership success over Aberdeen.
In that match, Motherwell had 30% possession and 2 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Motherwell was Kevin van Veen (50', 57'). For their opponents, Aberdeen got 18 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target.
It has not been often in recent games where Motherwell have shown defensive steel. In fact, Motherwell have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 14 goals during that time. While that may be of interest, it remains to be seen whether such a trend shall be sustained in this upcoming match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Motherwell:
- have not beaten Hearts in their last 2 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
Hearts come into this clash following a 5-2 Premiership win as they beat Dundee United in their previous outing.
In that game, Hearts had 55% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 12 on target. For Hearts, goals were scored by Ben Woodburn (22', 50'), Alex Cochrane (25'), Stephen Kingsley (76') and Aaron McEneff (86'). On the other side, Dundee United got 12 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Ryan Edwards (34') and Nicky Clark (62') scored for Dundee United.
Hearts have attacked well in their most recent fixtures, having scored 11 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Robbie Neilson will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Hearts can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same games.
Their past results show that Hearts:
- have not emerged victorious against Motherwell in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 17/02/2019 shows that Motherwell have won 3 of these games and Hearts 2, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from The Steelmen and 8 coming from The Jam Tarts. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
Team News: Motherwell
The Motherwell boss Graham Alexander will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Hearts
Owing to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Hearts boss Robbie Neilson has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
Our assessment here is that Motherwell will have a tough ask to break down this Hearts outfit who we think will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a good tussle with a 0-1 victory for Hearts when the referee blows for full-time.
We’ll see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fir Park Stadium (13,677)
Captain: Stephen O'Donnell
Chairman: Jim McMahon
Manager: Graham Alexander
Competitions: Premiership position 5
⭐ Star Player: Kevin van Veen
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Kevin van Veen was born in Eindhoven, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Helmond Sport in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 4 league goals in this Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 11 appearances.