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Stirling Albion vs Hearts Prediction: Our top predictions
- Prediction one: Handicap – Hearts -2 @ odds not yet available
- Prediction two: To win to nil – Hearts @ odds not yet available
- Prediction three: Over/under goals – Over 2.5 @ odds not yet available
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Netbet.
Hearts to breeze to a win
Just because there are a couple of leagues between the teams that doesn't always mean the result is nailed on; we're pretty sure it does this time though. Hearts are unbeaten in seven and have won their last four. By stark contrast, Stirling Albion have managed just one win from their prior five games. Better form plus better players will only see one result; that's a comprehensive Hearts win.
A big win and clean sheet
So, our first prediction backs Hearts to win. We can go further than that though as we fully expect Hearts to see off Stirling Albion without so much as a goal conceded. Admittedly, Stirling Albion have only failed to score a couple of times from their last 10 matches but most of those games was in League Two. Somehow, when they face a Hearts side that haven't conceded in seven matches we're not sure they'll carry the same threat.
A hatful of goals
Our final prediction is for over 2.5 goals to be scored in the game. Stirling Albion have seen 20 goals across their last five giving them a game average of 4.0 per match with all of those games ending above the 2.5 cut off. For Hearts, the stats aren't quite as strong with an average of 2.4 goals per match but, even so, three of their prior five ended in excess of 2.5. The last match between the two sides also saw three goals so there is plenty to back this tip up.
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A crushing defeat incoming for Stirling Albion
Stirling Albion have only managed to win a solitary game from their last five inside 90 minutes of action with their inability to keep the ball out of their net somewhat of a problem. With a red hot Hearts team coming to town they will need their keeper, Blair Currie, to be in super form to give them a chance. As touched on, Hearts are on a great run of form. Gary Mackay-Steven has six goals in his last four matches despite playing the 90 minutes just once whilst Liam Boyce has bagged in back to back games too.
Stirling Albion vs Hearts: Final Questions
- Who are favourites with the bookmakers? – Hearts are heavy favourites
- What was the score in the last head to head? – Stirling Albion won 2-1
- What time does the match kick off? 7:45 GMT