Hearts vs Hibernian Betting Tip Both teams to score – 12 September 2021

Edinburgh derby to be evenly contested

Alex Cochrane / Hearts ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 09/12/2021

ScotlandHearts vs HibernianScotland
11 September 1200hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 17/20 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 September


The first Edinburgh derby of the season takes place on Sunday and it’s also a top of the table clash as Hibernian make the short journey to face Hearts.


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Hearts Preview – Will Hearts take derby spoils and go top of the table?

Hearts could barely have had a better start to the league campaign in what is their first season back following promotion. Robbie Neilson’s men are unbeaten after four games with 10 points to show for it. The only game they have failed to win in the Premiership is a 1-1 against Aberdeen – another team who have started strongly. Wins against Celtic, St Mirren and Dundee United see them sit second by virtue of an inferior goal difference but the chance to end the weekend top should they get all three points here.

Hearts play three of the current bottom six after this game so the incentive is there for them if they can get a win and then play teams who are – in theory – of a lesser standard than the ones they have faced so far.


Our betting prediction
Red card in match
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 September)

Liam Boyce was always going to be crucial for Hearts if they were to be successful this season and he’s been excellent in the opening month. The striker is a proven goal scorer at this level and has already bagged three. He’s actually scored in his previous four games if you include the League Cup defeat to Celtic.

Neilson will be hoping that his team can also build on their first clean sheet of the league season last time out when defeating Dundee United at Tannadice.

Hibernian Preview – Can Hibs silence their doubters with a big match win?

Hibs finished third last season and the challenge was always going to be maintaining that level of performance this time around. Aberdeen have strengthened and the promotion of rivals Hearts have similar ambitions to Jack Ross’ men but there can be no complaints as to how the Easter Road club have handled the increased expectation domestically.

Top of the table on goal difference, Hibs only dropped points came in a 2-2 draw away to Dundee. Their wins have probably not come against the same level of opposition as Hearts but they have seen off Livingston and Ross County with the minimum of fuss after coming from behind to beat Motherwell on the opening weekend.


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The injury to Christian Doidge is a blow but the club moved swiftly to bring in James Scott on loan. Kevin Nisbet and Martin Boyle provide the biggest threat with the former of that duo already in four goals for the season. They have been representing their countries during the international break.

The one disappointment for Ross so far this season is going out of Europe with a whimper. One of the benefits of finishing third is competing in Europe and not they never did themselves justice on this occasion.

Hearts vs Hibernian Betting Advice

The winners of this game will preserve their unbeaten record and also top the table at the end of this round of fixtures. Hearts have the upper hand in recent derby games with three wins in their last four meetings including in the semi-final of the 2019/20 Scottish Cup.
This will be the biggest domestic test for Hibs’ this season and they have had a reputation for not turning up in the big matches under Ross, so this will be a big test of that.


Key Facts – Hearts vs Hibernian Betting Tip

  • Hearts have returned to the Premiership in stunning form to sit joint top after four games
  • Hibs have hit 10 goals in four games to have the second best attack in the league at this stage
  • The Tynecastle club have won three of the last four Edinburgh derbies


Both teams to score looks to be the best option in this game. It will be a frenetic pace and both teams have the attacking threat to take advantage.


Best Betting Odds for Hearts vs Hibernian

Hearts: 11/8 at Betfred
Draw: 21/10 at Betfred
Hibernian: 7/4 at Betfred