Hearts and Ross County will face off at the Tynecastle Park in their 2022/23 Scottish Premiership opener on Saturday evening with kickoff at 17:00.
Both Hearst and Ross County punched above their wait in the division finish in the top half and will be hoping for a repeat this season as they look to close the gap on the Old Firm duo. Hearts finished third on 61 points from 38 matches, 28 points behind Rangers who finished second, while Ross County finished sixth on 41 points.
Both had a tough time at the end of the previous campaign with Hearts failing to win their last four matches drawing one and losing three. They also missed out on the Scottish Cup as they fall to a 2-0 defeat to Rangers in the final, while Ross County failed to their final five matches, drawing just once and suffering four defeats in the process.
However, both have had successful pre-seasons with Hearts playing four pre-season friendlies, where they won three and lost one, and are coming off a 2-1 win over Stoke in their final warm up fixture. Meanwhile Ross County opened their campaign in the League Cup, where they won all their four Group C matches, and are coming off a 7-0 win over East Fife in their final group match.
Therefore both will be looking to continue the form on Saturday as they seek to hit the ground running, although Hearts have not lost to Ross County in their last four encounters at Tynecastle Park. But the two have played out seven draws in their last eight encounters, including their last two from last season.
Hearts vs Ross County head to head
Both sides have met in 23 encounters since 2012 with Hearst claiming eight victories, while Ross County have claimed two victories and there have been 13 draws.
- Hearts 0-0 Ross County 30/04/22
- Ross County 1-1 Hearts 02/04/22
- Hearts 2-1 Ross County 26/12/21
- Ross County 2-2 Hearts 18/09/21
- Ross County 0-0 Hearts 22/01/20
- Hearts 2-1 Stoke
- Preston 2-1 Hearts
- Tranmere 1-2 Hearts
- East Fife 0-7 Hearts
- Rangers 2-0 Hearts
- Ross County 7-0 East Fife
- Alloa Athletic 0-2 Ross County
- Ross County 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
- Buckle Thistle 3-5 Ross County (AP)
- Ross County 1-2 Dundee United
Hearts team news
Hearts have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday clash.
Ross County team news
Ross County also have no injury concerns ahead of their season opener.
Prediction and odds
- Double chance (1, X)
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5