Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Hearts host Aberdeen at the Tynecastle Stadium to further cement their position in the top six places going into the last three games of the first phase. Hearts are just five points behind Aberdeen coming into the game, but the Dons occupy the third place while Hearts remain uncertain about keeping out St Johnstone in the last few weeks of the first phase. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hearts’ three-game unbeaten sequence in all competitions came to an end after a narrow 1-0 defeat against Hamilton. This was the first defeat for Hearts since losing at home against Celtic towards the end of February.
Aberdeen were held to a 1-1 draw by Livingston in the latest league match at the Pittodrie Stadium. Aberdeen have picked up just one victory – a crucial FA Cup success – in the last five games across all competitions.
The reverse fixture between Aberdeen and Hearts produced a 2-0 victory for the former at the Pittodrie Stadium. Hearts were able to pick up a 2-1 victory when they last met Aberdeen at the Tynecastle Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Hearts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Hearts win at 2.70[/bet_tip_now]
The Tynecastle Stadium has been a difficult ground for Aberdeen in the past. The Dons have suffered three losses in the last six trips to this ground. However, their recent away form has been excellent with five wins and a draw in the last six matches. Hearts have not been spectacular comes to home games and their recent form has also been pretty poor. However, the international break may have provided an opportunity for Hearts to motivate themselves to move up in the last few games of the first phase. Our preview would go with a win for Hearts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Hearts win at 2.70[/bet_tip_now]
Hearts vs Aberdeen draw odds: 3.20
Aberdeen win odds: 2.62
Correct Score odds
Hearts have been able to get only four league goals in the last six matches, but Aberdeen are not much better on this front with the return of seven goals. Both teams have been relatively poor at the back. The inability of Hearts to find spaces when the games are tight can be a disappointing factor. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Hearts 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Hearts 1-0 win at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This much features two teams that have had a disappointing run in front of goal. Both teams have been averaging around a goal of the game and this is not a great statistic to expect a high-scoring encounter. It is quite incredible that five out of the last six meetings between Hearts and Aberdeen have ended up producing less than 2.5 goals, which would be our total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Stevie May has been able to score only two league goals so far this season and the forward has been unable to get a goal in 2019. Sam Cosgrove has experienced much better form with the return of 14 league goals from his 27 appearances. Even though he has scored only once in his last five appearances, our first goalscorer prediction would back Sam Cosgrove.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sam Cosgrove at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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