Europa Conference League Betting Tips

Heart of Midlothian vs RFS betting tips: Europa Conference League preview, predictions and odds

Match preview

Heart of Midlothian’s return to a UEFA group stage hasn’t quite gone to plan, so can they keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the knockout stages?

Back in September, the Jambos enjoyed an historic night in Rīga, beating RFS 2-0.

Lawrence Shankland’s inch-perfect penalty and then Alan Forrest’s late clincher ensuring it was a famous night for those who made the pilgrimage to Skonto stadions.

Aside from that though, it’s been a completely dismal campaign for Robbie Neilson’s side.

At home, the Jambos have been beaten 4-0 by İstanbul Başakşehir and 3-0 by Fiorentina, getting batted 5-1 in Florence last time out.

So, to get through, Hearts must win both here and in Türkiye next Thursday, but even that may not be enough.

Will the Heart of Midlothian faithful witness a first European home win (excluding qualifiers) since 2000?

Against the group’s top two, RFS have been far more competitive than their Scottish counterparts.

The Virslīga champions have two points, drawing 1-1 at Stadio Artemio Franchi and 0-0 when Başakşehir came to Latvia.

Although, a fortnight ago, Viktors Morozs’ team were easily beaten 3-0 over in İstanbul.

So, this is a great opportunity for Hearts to claim a famous win; will it be a night to remember at Tynecastle?

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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