* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Third placed Hearts entertain Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday 18th January.
Hearts vs Aberdeen: Our top betting predictions
Hearts come into this game on a six game unbeaten run. Will they make that seven against Aberdeen? Find out with our Hearts vs Aberdeen match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
- 1 Hearts vs Aberdeen: Our top betting predictions
- 2 Here are the key stats & form guide for Hearts vs Aberdeen
- 3 Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Hearts vs Aberdeen
- 4 Player to watch
- 5 Check out the latest standings
- 6 A quickfire FAQ on Hearts vs Aberdeen
Hearts to win
We'll be honest, we almost can't believe the odds on offer for a Hearts win in this game. They're favourites with the bookies but when you look at the form of both sides there should only be one winner as they meet. Hearts are unbeaten in six games having won four and drawn two in that period. Aberdeen meanwhile are on an atrocious run of form. They've managed just the solitary win in their last seven games losing four in that spell. It gets worse when looking at the respective home and away form too. Aberdeen have lost each of their last four league games away from Pittodrie. Hearts, however, have won three on the spin at home and have won five of six in yet another streak of positive results.
Both teams will score
Our next prediction for this match comes in the shape of a both teams to score wager and we are predicting ‘yes'. Hearts have seen three of their last five games end with goals at both ends whilst they've netted in all of those games. Aberdeen have also seen both teams score in three of their past five games but they've netted in four of those five. Three of the last five head to head games have seen both teams score as well.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Hearts vs Aberdeen
Right, let's take a quick look at the recent results both teams have put up.
So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game and how might that impact your view of our predictions? Let's find out.
Hearts odds: 7/6 (2.17) – 46%
Draw odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 29%
Aberdeen odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31%
Hearts arrive into this match as favourites in the eyes of the bookmakers hence they hold a 15% greater probability of coming out on the evens (2.00) line meaning there is certainly an element of doubt amongst punters. That slight uncertainty remains in other markets too with the total goals another good example of that with both under and over 2.5 goals priced in an odds on manner.
Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Hearts vs Aberdeen
Hearts might be in a good run of form right now but they've generated that momentum in spite of quite the injury crisis. They've got several players unavailable for selection in this game due to different knocks and injuries whilst Peter Haring and Stephen Kingsley are also doubtful – albeit with some possibility of being involved in the squad.
Predicted lineup – Clark, Hill, Sibbick, Rowles, Smith, Halliday, Snodgrass, Cochrane, Shankland, McKay, Ginnelly
In stark contrast to their hosts, Aberdeen arrive in this game without so much as a scratch to their squad. That means no notable injuries and no suspensions. Of course, there might be a bit of fatigue in the legs though after their extra time loss to Rangers last time out. As a result, we could see some rotation. Alternatively though, it might just impact on how subs are used.
Predicted lineup – Roos, Coulson, Scales, Stewart, McCrorie, Ramadani, Watkins, Kennedy, Clarkson, Hayes, Miovski
*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.
Player to watch
There will be plenty of talk about Hearts' Lawrence Shankland in the build up to this game but we're actually going to draw attention to Bojan Miovski. The Aberdeen forward has been in good form this season netting 13 goals in all competitions, however, he's been in a dry patch recently going seven games without a goal. That changed at the weekend when he bagged against Rangers. Could it inject that much needed confidence back into his game?
Check out the latest standings
A quickfire FAQ on Hearts vs Aberdeen
- Where is the match being played? – Hearts' home ground, Tynecastle Park
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Hearts
- What time does the match kick off? 19:45 GMT