Hibernian vs Hearts Match Info
Date: Sunday April 28 2019
Kick-off time: 12.15pm BST
Venue: Easter Road
Referee: Craig Thomson
Hibernian vs Hearts Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
April 6 2019: Hearts 1-2 Hibernian
December 29 2018: Hibernian 0-1 Hearts
October 31 2018: Hearts 0-0 Hibernian
Total head-to-head league matches played: 279
Hibernian wins: 72
Hearts wins: 121
Hibernian vs Hearts Stats
- Ten of the last 14 Edinburgh derbies have contained under 2.5 goals
- Hearts’ win at Easter Road earlier this season ended their run of five straight defeats there
- Hibernian have drawn twice as many home matches (eight) as any other club in the Scottish Premiership this season
Hibernian vs Hearts Match Preview
Paul Heckingbottom won his first Edinburgh derby as Hibernian manager only three weeks ago and now has home advantage as he aims to continue his highly promising start in charge.
The ex-Barnsley and Leeds boss was appointed as the replacement for Neil Lennon in February, with his predecessor having fallen on his feet subsequently as he took over at his former club Celtic when Brendan Rodgers quit to move to Leicester City.
It appears everyone involved in that triangle is happy and especially Hibs because their results have improved significantly since Heckingbottom’s arrival, their only defeat in his 10 games at the helm being to Lennon’s Celtic side in the Scottish Cup.
Celtic, of course, are on track to complete the first ever consecutive ‘treble Treble’ in a major footballing nation and the only team that can realistically stop them now are Hearts, their opponents in the Scottish Cup Final on May 25.
Hearts, who started the season so promisingly and set the pace at the top of the league table until October, are now three points behind Hibs after four defeats in their last five league matches and they have badly missed striker Steven Naismith whenever he has been injured.
However, manager Craig Levein will surely have his players up for this derby, especially so soon after losing at home to their biggest rivals, and we will back Hearts to claim a point.
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Hibernian vs Hearts Betting Tips
Draw @ 12/5 with William Hill
1-1 correct score @ 5/1 with bet365