East Fife vs Hearts Match Info
Date: Saturday July 27 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST
Venue: Bayview Stadium
Referee: David Munro
East Fife vs Hearts Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 competitive matches
July 22 2017 (League Cup): Hearts 3-0 East Fife
October 12 1999 (League Cup): East Fife 0-2 Hearts
February 20 1983 (Scottish Cup): Hearts 2-1 East Fife
Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 46
East Fife wins: 13
East Fife vs Hearts Stats
- This is the 12th Scottish League Cup match between these clubs, both teams having won five each with one draw
- However, the latest of East Fife’s five victories came in 1955-56
- Hearts have won six of the last seven meetings in all competitions
East Fife vs Hearts Match Preview
Hearts only need a draw to secure their place in the Scottish League Cup knockout stage, but will need to beware an East Fife side who pulled off a big upset only four days earlier.
The Edinburgh club had looked to be in a straight fight for top spot in Group A until their main rivals, Dundee United, suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat to East Fife on Tuesday.
That was a huge boost for Hearts and it means provided they are not also beaten when they visit East Fife’s home in Methil, they will go into the round of 16 in which Scotland’s four representatives in Europe enter the competition.
In fact, there is a way in which both of these sides could qualify. If they draw, and East Fife then won the resulting penalty shootout, the League One club would leapfrog Dundee United into second position – and then have to wait and see if they were among the four best runners-up who also advance.
Although Hearts won their last two games after an opening draw with Dundee United, they have not been terribly impressive and East Fife’s excellent victory at Tannadice means Craig Levein’s side cannot take this test for granted.
We think the Jam Tarts will probably just edge it, but do not be surprised if the Fifers keep themselves in with a chance right up to the final whistle.
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East Fife vs Hearts Betting Tips
East Fife +2 on the handicap @ 10/11 with bet365
Draw at HT @ 37/20 with Unibet