Motherwell vs Hearts Predictions

Jon Wilde 14 Aug 2019
  • Motherwell vs Hearts predictions for their Scottish League Cup tie on Friday

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Hearts manager Craig Levein pictured during a Europa League qualifying match at Aberdeen (PA Images)

Motherwell vs Hearts preview for Friday’s Scottish League Cup tie at Fir Park. These clubs are vying for a place in the quarter-finals. Read on for our free correct score prediction and betting tips.

Motherwell vs Hearts Score Prediction

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Hearts to win 2-1 17/2

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Motherwell vs Hearts Match Info

Date: Friday August 16 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Fir Park
Referee: Bobby Madden

Motherwell vs Hearts Head-To-Head Record

Last season’s matches

February 17 2019: Mothewell 2-1 Hearts
December 8 2018: Hearts 1-0 Motherwell
September 26 2018 (League Cup quarter-final): Hearts 4-2 Motherwell
September 15 2018: Motherwell 0-1 Hearts

Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 300
Motherwell wins: 92
Hearts wins: 145
Draws: 63

Motherwell vs Hearts Stats

  • This is the 18th League Cup match between these clubs, Hearts having won 10 and Motherwell five with two draws
  • But just two of those ties have taken place in the last 36 years
  • Only one of the latest 13 meetings between these clubs has ended as a draw

Motherwell vs Hearts Match Preview

Motherwell’s previously solid defence crumbled against Celtic at the weekend and they could be set for more disappointment in the Scottish League Cup when they host Hearts.

Well had kept five consecutive clean sheets in this competition and the Premiership, in which they opened with a 0-0 draw at Livingston, when Celtic visited Fir Park on Saturday. But the rearguard was well and truly breached in a 5-2 defeat to the treble Treble winners.

In fairness to Stephen Robinson’s side, that was only one setback and it was against the best team in their country. Plus, it has to be said that Hearts have been less than convincing so far this term with only two wins out of four in the League Cup group stage and one Premiership point collected from a possible six.

However, as they showed last season, Hearts will be a significantly better team when they get Steven Naismith back to full fitness and the Scotland striker is gradually getting there, having opened his goalscoring account for the campaign against Aberdeen before coming off early in the 0-0 draw with Ross County as a precaution with a slight hamstring tweak.

Naismith’s presence at Fir Park would be a worry for the Motherwell defence, while Hearts have also just bolstered their ranks with the signing of promising goalkeeper Joel Pereira on loan from Manchester United.

This is a close tie to call and it may well take the second half to separate these sides, but the Jam Tarts certainly have the classier of the two squads and are backed to edge through to the last eight.

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Motherwell vs Hearts Betting Tips

Hearts to win @ 6/4 with bet365
Draw at HT @ 6/5 with bet365

Motherwell vs Hearts Best Bet

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Hearts to win 6/4

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Motherwell vs Hearts Predictions

Motherwell vs Hearts Match Info Date: Friday August 16 2019 Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST Venue: Fir Park Referee: Bobby Madden Motherwell vs Hearts Head-To-Head Record Last season’s matches February 17 2019: Mothewell 2-1 Hearts December 8 2018: Hearts 1-0 Motherwell September 26 2018 (League Cup quarter-final): Hearts 4-2 Motherwell September 15 2018: Motherwell 0-1 Hearts…