Partick Thistle vs Hearts Match Info
Date: Monday 4th March 2019
Venue: The Energy Check Stadium, Glasgow
Partick Thistle vs Hearts Stats
- Partick Thistle sit bottom of the Championship after back-to-back defeats
- Hearts themselves are winless in their last three league outings
- The Jags have not managed to win this competition since the 1920/21 season
Partick Thistle vs Hearts Match Preview
Partick Thistle are enduring a very difficult campaign in the second tier. The Jags reached the play-off stages last year and came within one clash with Livingston from promotion back into the Scottish Premiership but instead of kicking on from that campaign they have struggled for form this season. With 26 games played they sit bottom of the Championship table, but they are still only one point from 8th placed Alloa Athletic.
One bright spot in a rather gloomy season for the Glaswegians has been their two victories in the Scottish Cup to reach the final eight stage. After beating Stranraer and East Fife to reach this stage, former Wigan Athletic boss Gary Caldwell and his team now face a much tougher test in the shape of top-tier Hearts. Can they pull off a shock and progress through to the semi-finals with a win here at 24/5 with William Hill.
Hearts enjoyed a terrific start to the season and may have potentially seen themselves challenges the likes of Celtic and Rangers for the title after the first few months of the campaign. Inconsistency has held them back since then though and despite having club legend Craig Levein back in the dugout, they’ve now slipped to fifth place in the table as they look to hold onto a top six spot ahead of the split in the league in the coming weeks.
The Jambos come into this fixture on the back of four games without a win in the Scottish Premiership, although they did smash non-league Auchinleck Talbot 4-0 amidst that poor run of fixtures. Despite this poor form, they still have the better side in this Monday night cup clash and should be able to come away with a win at odds of 3/5 with BetVictor as they go in chase of a ninth Scottish Cup.
We’re backing goals in this game. Both sides have looked leaky at the back in recent weeks, with Partick shipping seven goals in their last two outings and Hearts failing to keep a clean sheet in any of their last three games. The hosts have legendary striker Kris Doolan at the spearhead of their attack but they’ll have a job in keeping out the likes of Steven Naismith and Steven MacLean. Over 2.5 goals is available at 4/5 with Bet365.
That man Naismith has been the key component of this Hearts attack throughout the campaign. The 32 year old has racked up 14 goals in all competitions, including four cup goals so far, and he should have the quality to add to his tally against lower league opposition here at odds of 6/4 with Bet365.
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