Kilmarnock vs Hearts
Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Rugby Park in Kilmarnock will be the venue for this round 30 match in the Scottish Premiership between Kilmarnock and Hearts. The two teams recent performances have been disappointing, with both squads failing to pick up a win in their recent matches. Below, we give a full analysis of the match, with carefully analyzed betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Kilmarnock - expect a better performance from the host
Kilmarnock enters this match after playing St. Johnstone to a 1-1 draw in the Premiership before the break. Kilmarnock had 49% possession of the ball during that encounter, and they had 14 shots on goal, with 4 of them finding the target. Joe Wright put Kilmarnock on the board with a goal at the 38-minute mark. On the other hand, St. Johnstone had nine shots on goal, but only two of them were successful in hitting the target. Drey Wright scored a goal for St. Johnstone in the seventieth minute. The home team should be concerned about the fact that they have conceded goals in five of their past six matches, for a total of nine goals allowed over that span of play. The form guide reveals the following that Kilmarnock have gone their last two league encounters against Hearts without coming away with a victory. Additionally, they are winless in their past three matches played at home in the league.
Hearts - Hearts could get a narrow win
After suffering a defeat in their most recent Premiership contest, which was played against Aberdeen, Hearts and their fans will be hoping for a different outcome here. Throughout that match, Hearts held possession of the ball for 63% and had eight shots on goal, but none of them were on target. Aberdeen, the team they played against, had 22 shots on goal, with only six of them hitting the target. The goals for Aberdeen came from Duk in the 5th and 21st minutes and Mattie Pollock in the 28th minute. In recent times, it has become more obvious than ever before that at least one team will go scoreless in games that feature Hearts. A quick look at their activities over the past six weeks reveals that this has transpired five times during that time. In these matches, their rivals have scored a combined total of 11 goals, while Hearts have only managed to find the back of the net six times. Their former appearance demonstrates that Hearts have not been successful against Kilmarnock in league games played away from their home stadium in either of the two most recent matches played. Additionally, Hearts have not been victorious away from their home venue in any of the last five league matches.
Kilmarnock and Hearts have a relatively solid head-to-head history, having met 54 times in the previous seasons, with Kilmarnock winning 24 games and Hearts winning 19. There were 11 games that were decided by a tie. In the head-to-head matchups between the two teams, Kilmarnock scored 68 goals, while Hearts only managed to score 58.
Expert Betting Tips
Both clubs have struggled this season, and their most recent contests are only another example of how things have gone from bad to worse for each of them. Having said that, taking into account the fact that neither team's defense has been very good, we anticipate that both of them will end up giving up goals in this encounter. While all this is going on, Hearts' prospects of qualifying for the Europa League are getting lower and lower, and they need more points to secure their position since Aberdeen is also getting closer. As a result, we anticipate a victory by a razor-thin margin for the team that is traveling.