This Sunday brings you the first Edinburgh derby as Hearts welcome Hibernian to Tynecastle Park for this mouthwatering clash with kickoff at 14:00.
Both sides have made strong starts to the Scottish Premiership season and are both sitting in the top two spots of the league with 10 points each after four matches but Hibs have a superior goal difference. Both sides will be aiming to maintain their respective unbeaten run when they collide tomorrow.
Hearts began their life back to the Premiership with a confidence boosting 2-1 win over Premiership giants Celtic and have since carried on as they followed that up with victories over St Mirren and Dundee United with the wins coming either side of a stalemate with Aberdeen.
The Jambos head into the derby in a good form as they have just lost one match of their last six matches across all competitions and they also are boasting in a good home form as they haven’t lost in any of their last six home matches.
Liam Boyce is Hearts top scorer with three goals and given that this a derby we expect him to course some trouble for the Hibs defense.
Meanwhile Hibernian will head into their first Edinburgh on top of the league as they have also tabled three wins and a draw from their opening four matches and are coming off a 2-0 win over Livingston.
Jack Ross’ side are also in a good form having just lost one match in their last six games across all competitions. Hibs will also be looking for revenge as the last time these two met was back in 2019-20 Scottish Cup semi final where hearts won 2-1 in extra time.
Martin Boyle is the leading marks man at Hibs camp with four goals and will be looking to score in his fifth successive league match on Sunday.
Hearts vs Hibernian head to head
Both sides have met 97 times since 1994 with Hearts having the upper hand with 40 wins while Hibernian have collected 27 wins and there have been 30 draws. Also, during the last 46 meetings with Hearts playing at home, Hearts have won 22 times, there have been 16 draws while Hibs have won eight times with a goal difference of 63-37 in favor of Hearts.
- Hearts 2-1 Hibernian 31/10/20
- Hibernian 1-3 Hearts 03/03/20
- Hearts 0-2 Hibernian 26/12/19
- Hibernian 1-2 Hearts 22/09/19
- Hibernian 1-1 Hearts 28/04/19
- Dundee United 0-2 Hearts
- Hearts 1-1 Aberdeen
- Celtic 3-2 Hearts
- St Mirren 1-2 Hearts
- Hearts 2-1 Celtic
- Hibernian 2-0 Livingston
- Dundee 2-2 Hibernian
- Hibernian 2-0 Kilmarnock
- Rijeka 4-1 Hibernian
- Hibernian 3-0 Ross County
Hearts team news
Hearts have no reports of any missing players.
Hibernian team news
Jamie Murphy will be assessed ahead of this fixture as he suffered a hamstring injury two weeks ago. There are no any other reports of injuries and suspensions.
Prediction and odds
- Both sides to score
- Goals under 2.5