Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Hearts look to arrest an alarming slump in form when they host Kilmarnock at the Tynecastle Stadium this weekend. Even though Hearts are still top of the SPL 2018-19 table, the lead over Celtic has been cut down to just one point. Furthermore, the defending champions have played a game less than Craig Levein’s men. Kilmarnock have slipped to 4th place in the table after the weekend results. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hearts suffered the biggest defeat of the campaign after a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Celtic. The result marked three matches without a victory in all competitions for the surprise leaders of the SPL 2018-19 table.
Kilmarnock lost 2-1 at home against Aberdeen as Steve Clarke’s men lost for the first time in the league after almost 2 months. The Killie have only lost three league matches this season.
Hearts were able to register a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock when they recently met with Steve Clarke’s men at the Rugby Park. The last game between the two clubs at Tynecastle Stadium produced a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Kilmarnock are at a price of 3.50 to win this match. Yet, our choice would not be to back a team that has been defensively poor in the last few weeks. Hearts are also in a fix after going three games without a win in all competitions. The momentum built up by an impressive set of results so far this season may have evaporated for Craig Levein’s men. Both teams have experienced a downturn in result and they would be quite happy with a draw to avoid losing further momentum.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Hearts win odds: 2.10
Kilmarnock win odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
In the last seven matches involving Kilmarnock, the 2-1 score has occurred on an incredible four occasions. Clarke has also seen his team unable to keep a clean sheet in any of the last eight games in all competitions. This will be good news for Hearts, who have not scored in the last three games. Recent matches between Hearts and Kilmarnock have been low scoring and our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
After the heavy defeats against Celtic, Hearts will be pleased to have a clean sheet. Kilmarnock are also anxious for a clean sheet after more than two months. Recent matches between the two clubs have been quite narrow on goals and our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Kris Boyd has been able to score just one league goal in seven appearances this season. Even though he came up with Kilmarnock’s only goal in the loss against Aberdeen, his overall form has been great. Steve MacLean is a good pick and he has three goals in all competitions this season. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Steve MacLean.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Steve MacLean at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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