Hearts vs Dundee United Match Info
Date: Friday July 12 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Tynecastle Park
Referee: Kevin Clancy
Hearts vs Dundee United Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
February 20 2016: Dundee United 2-1 Hearts
December 30 2015: Hearts 3-2 Dundee United
October 18 2015: Dundee United 0-1 Hearts
Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 194
Hearts wins: 76
Dundee United wins: 68
Hearts vs Dundee United Stats
- This is the 12th League Cup match between these clubs, Dundee United having won five and Hearts four with two draws
- The most recent of those ties was in 2012-13 when Hearts won on penalties away from home at the end of a 1-1 draw
- Both teams have scored in seven of the last nine games between these clubs
Hearts vs Dundee United Match Preview
Scotland’s 2019-20 season begins with a League Cup opener between two clubs who have met surprisingly rarely in the cup competitions over the last couple of decades – only once since 1997.
Dundee United were hoping to join Hearts back in the top flight for the new campaign, but they missed out on a place in the Premiership at the end of May when they lost a penalty shootout to St Mirren who stayed up instead.
That means a fourth consecutive season of Championship football for the Terrors, although at least they have been installed as favourites to gain automatic promotion this time around.
Firstly, however, they must focus on the League Cup for the first few weeks of the campaign and these two clubs are favourites for a possible two places from Group A in the knockout phase, with the other teams in this pool being East Fife, Stenhousemuir and Cowdenbeath.
Hearts’ latest match was a 2-1 defeat to Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final after taking the lead and that made it eight defeats in their last 11 games of the season for Craig Levein’s side.
United ended the campaign in much better form, albeit at a division lower, and having signed the Championship’s top scorer of last season, Lawrence Shankland from Ayr United, on a free transfer, Robbie Neilson’s men are fancied to avoid defeat at the very least against their manager’s former club.
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Hearts vs Dundee United Betting Tips
Dundee United/Draw double chance @ 11/8 with bet365
Under 2.5 goals @ 43/40 with bet365