Hearts vs Kilmarnock Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 13/08/2023

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Hearts - Kilmarnock

Scotland Premiership - Tynecastle Park

2nd Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Hearts welcome Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday, August 13th. Both teams are aiming to resume their top-flight campaigns with a win this weekend. Read our Premiership predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Hearts vs Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock have dropped points in nine of their last ten Premiership assignments ahead of their tussle with Hearts on Sunday. Read our top Hearts vs Kilmarnock predictions for this weekend’s fixture below

Shankland to Score Anytime

  • Shankland scored 24 league goals in 37 appearances last season.
  • Shankland already scored his first goal of the new campaign in round 1.
  • scored in the last 2 matches vs Kilmarnock, 3 goals for Shankland in those 2 games.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Due to 5 of the last 6 H2Hs going over 2.5 goals. 
  • Also, 2 of Kilmarnock’s last 3 league games had 3 or more goals in them.
  • Hearts saw 3 of their last 5 matches go over 2.5 goals. 

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Hearts vs Kilmarnock

Check out our list of key stats for Sunday’s game Hearts – Kilmarnock below alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.

Head to Head

26/09/23

Scotland League Cup SLC

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

Hearts

Hearts

1

2

01/04/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

Hearts

Hearts

2

1

17/12/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Hearts

Hearts

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

3

1

09/10/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

Hearts

Hearts

2

2

31/08/22

Scotland League Cup SLC

Hearts

Hearts

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

0

1

Last Five - Hearts

24/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Rangers

Rangers

Hearts

Hearts

5

0

L

17/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Motherwell

Motherwell

Hearts

Hearts

0

2

W

11/02/24

Scotland FA Cup Scotland

gb

Airdrieonians

Hearts

Hearts

1

4

W

07/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

Hearts

Hearts

0

1

W

03/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Dundee

Dundee

Hearts

Hearts

2

3

W

Last Five - Kilmarnock

24/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

0

2

W

17/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Celtic

Celtic

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

1

1

D

10/02/24

Scotland FA Cup Scotland

Cove Rangers

Cove Rangers

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

0

2

W

07/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Livingston

Livingston

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

0

1

W

03/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Motherwell

Motherwell

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

1

1

D

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Hearts vs Kilmarnock odds and probability figures ahead of Saturday’s contest below.

Hearts odds: 31/40 (1.78) – 56.3% Probability

Draw odds: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.3% Probability

Kilmarnock odds: 4/1 (5.00) – 20.0% Probability

As we can see, the bookies see Hearts to be the expected winners in this match, with a 56.30% win probability. The Jam Tarts are also priced at 7/10 (1.7) – 58.80% to win either half this weekend. If you’re looking for more of the best football betting tips today, make sure to follow the link.

Hearts vs Kilmarnock Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Hearts vs Kilmarnock lineups and team news for Sunday’s Premiership contest below.

Hearts

Hearts opened the new league campaign with a confident 2-0 away win vs St Johnstone. The Jam Tarts had to show patience in that match but eventually, they turned their dominance into goals with 2 inside the final 15 minutes. New signing Oda netted the opener and the Japanese played very well. 

On Thursday Hearts lost 1-2 away vs Rosenborg in a Europa League qualifier. However, the late goal scored by Shankland gives Hearts hope ahead of the return leg next week. 

With that return leg in mind, Hearts might rotate their squad this Sunday. Grant, Tagawa and Boyce could start on the bench ahead of the return game vs Rosenborg. In any case, the manager is spoiled for choice as there are no serious injuries in the squad. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Clark (GK), Atkinson, Kent, Rowles, Kinglsey, Haring, Devlin, Oda, Nieuwenhof, Forrest & Shankland

Kilmarnock

Killi opened the new season with a great result. They edged giants Rangers 1-0 at home. Lyons scored midway through the second half but the big star of the show was goalkeeper Dennis. He showed cat-like reflexes numerous times in this match. 

Kilmarnock are enjoying the new season so far. Before this famous win, they cruised into the next stage of the League Cup after 3 wins in 4 group-stage matches. Their only defeat in that competition was on penalties. 

The gaffer hinted that he is likely to use a back 5 again. Killi have a few injured players but all of the regulars are fit and available. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Dennis (GK), Armstrong, Mayo, Deas, Findlay, Ndaba, Watson, Lyons, Magennis, Watkins & Kennedy

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

 

Player to Watch: Lawrence Shankland 

Lawrence Shankland scored 3 goals in just the last 2 matches against Kilmarnock. Shankland had an amazing last season for Hearts with his 24 league goals. He showed hunger from the off this season too and already got on the scoresheet in round 1. He also scored a crucial away goal in Europe on Thursday to confirm his form is excellent right now. 

We can see Shankland now eagerly looking for another goal or two in his first home outing of the new campaign.

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