Heart of Midlothian vs Dundee United
Heart of Midlothian to win and both teams to score NO- 13/8!
Following last Sunday’s last-gasp disappointment in the Edinburgh derby, will Hearts get back to winning ways?
A week ago, Heart of Midlothian looked set to cruise to victory at Easter Road, taking the lead through Lawrence Shankland.
But, with the very last kick of the afternoon, Hibs salvaged a point, meaning the travelling contingent in maroon left Leith deflated.
This draw means Robbie Neilson’s men have four points on the board, having beaten Ross County 2-1 on the opening day.
Coming up next for the Jambos is the first leg of their Europa League play-off tie.
They’ll face Zürich at Kybunpark, with the winners going into the Europa League group phase and the losers dropping into the Europa Conference League equivalent.
Before then, will Hearts’ unbeaten Premiership start continue?
Dundee United meantime travel to Gorgie following a huge continental trip of their own.
Having beaten AZ 1-0 in the first leg at Tannadice, the Tangerines travelled in good numbers and high spirits to Alkmaar.
However, by half time, Dundee United were 5-0 down at AFAS Stadion, eventually slumping to a 7-0 defeat.
This is just the third time a Scottish club has conceded 5+ in one half of a European tie, after Ranges in 1960 and Celtic in 2017.
It’s also the joint-heaviest defeat a Scottish team has ever endured on the continent.
So, how on earth does Jack Ross motivate a group of players that were also beaten 1-0 by Livingston last Sunday?
Anything other than a home win at Tynecastle would be a major surprise.