Hearts v Hibernian Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Our tipster is expecting goals in Gorgie when Craig Levein's Premiership league leaders play host to Neil Lennon's men at Tynecastle Park on Wednesday

Scottish Premiership leaders Hearts face city rivals Hibernian at Tynecastle Park on Wednesday night.

This promises to be a passionate, pulsating Edinburgh derby, with precious points - as well as local pride - at stake.

Latest odds

Hearts have won eight of their opening 10 Premiership matches so far this season, but Craig Levein's charges suffered a chastening 3-0 defeat against Celtic in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

The Jam Tarts have won the last two matches between these teams in Gorgie and bet365 make the hosts their 6/4 (2.50) favourites to come out on top.

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Hibs, too, were beaten by Celtic in their most recent match and bet365 go 7/4 (2.75) that Neil Lennon's side make an immediate return to winning ways, while the same firm go 23/10 (3.30) that the spoils are shared in the Scottish capital.

Team news

Injury problems are piling up for Levein and Hearts, with Steven Naismith and Peter Haring the latest men to join John Souttar, Christophe Berra and Uche Ikpeazu on the sidelines.

Hibernian boss Lennon, by contrast, has a fully fit squad from which to choose.

Goals galore?

Only Rangers have scored more Scottish Premiership goals than Hibernian so far this season, while Hearts have hit the target in 15 of their 17 competitive matches thus far this term.

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The 4/5 (1.80) quote, then, from bet365 for goals at both ends could prove popular, while the same firm go 11/10 (2.10) that there are at least three goals in this game.

Prediction

There have been at least three goals scored in each of Hearts' last six matches, as well as in five of the last six fixtures that the Hibees have fulfilled in this competition.

Between them, these teams have scored 40 league goals so far this season and the stage is set for an exciting encounter in Edinburgh.

As such, bet365's 11/10 (2.10) quote for more than two goals in this game could represent real value for punters ahead of Wednesday's crunch clash.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1pt stake at bet365

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