Hamilton look for a positive start to the Scottish Premier League 2018-19 campaign when they take on Hearts at New Douglas Park this weekend. Hamilton will be wary of Hearts, who finished in the top six last season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hamilton have been able to bring in a mixture of youth and experience in the transfer window, while key departures from the club include David Templeton and Alistair Crawford.
Craig Levein has been backed quite substantially in the market with several free transfers. The manager will be especially counting on the experience of players like Steve MacLean.
The recent game between Hamilton and Hearts finished as a 3-0 victory for the latter. This was the second consecutive away victory over Hamilton for Hearts. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Hearts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Hearts win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Hamilton are at odds of 3.50 for a victory. However, we would not choose this option considering that Hamilton have struggled against this opponent for quite a while. The last victory for Hamilton over Hearts came way back in 2015. Since then, Hearts have dominated this fixture with multiple victories and they are also in a good shape coming into the new campaign. A string of big victories in the League Cup matches gives Hearts with plenty of confidence going forward. Our preview would back a win for Hearts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Hearts win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Hamilton vs Hearts draw odds: 3.40
Hamilton win odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
Hearts have been in splendid goalscoring form due to the quality of players like Steven Naismith and Steve MacLean. Hamilton have every reason to fear for a slightly bigger defeat, as Hearts have been able to score with aplomb in recent meetings. In fact, Hearts have been unable to score over 1.5 goals in just one – while playing with 10 men – of the last five away matches against Hamilton. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Hearts 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Hearts 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Since the visitors have been on such good scoring form, the likelihood of seeing a large number of goals cannot be ruled out. Hamilton have been unable to open up opponents with ease – at least in the League Cup matches. Since Hamilton have scored a reasonable eight goals in the last six home games against Hearts, our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Kyle Lafferty continues to be linked with a move away from Hearts but he still remains an option for manager Craig Levein. There is a likelihood of the transfer being completed before the match and a safer option would be to back Steve MacLean to come up with the opening goal.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Steve MacLean at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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