Hibs v Hearts tips: Lafferty to net first in Edinburgh derby
FootyOn’s expert Scottish football writer picks out top Hibs v Hearts tips as the sides prepare to clash in the Scottish Premiership.
The Edinburgh derby has a long history of producing classic moments and both loyal Leithers and Gorgie goers will hope this matchup goes in their favour.
Hearts have a terrible recent record against Hibs, but are likely to be a more solid outfit with Craig Levein at the helm.
So, with the Scottish capital derby ready for its latest installment, we’ve picked out our top Hibs v Hearts tips…
Lafferty to score first
The Northern Irishman loves a big occasion for both club and country, and Tuesday provides him with a chance to build upon his four league goals already this term.
Kyle Lafferty put six past Hearts in 11 games as a Rangers player but, now with the opportunity to make himself a hero for the Jambos, look to back him to score first at 11/2 with BetVictor.
The striker nearly joined Hibs in the summer and has already spoken of his desire to score against the Easter Road men.
Coming off the back of bagging the winner against St Johnstone at Murrayfield this weekend, a goal that fired Hearts ahead of Hibs in the table, Lafferty will be full of confidence.
Spoils shared at Easter Road
The Hibees have dominated this fixture in recent years and, with Neil Lennon now in the dugout who knows his way around a intense derby rivalry, Hibs will be no walkovers as Sunshine on Leith echoes around Easter Road.
Hearts haven’t beaten their city rivals in the last seven meetings with four of them ending all-square.
First goal between minutes 21-30
The opening goal in this fixture has been scored between the 21st and 30th minute three times in the last six games.
Once the starting furore has died down, expect the settled sides to create opportunities and test the foundations of their opposition’s defence.