Scottish Premiership Betting Tips

Heart of Midlothian vs Ross County betting tips: Scottish Premiership preview, predictions and odds

Hearts are unbeaten in eight meetings with Ross County although, admittedly, that is misleading because six of those matches have been draws. Either way, the Staggies have only won one of 11 visits to Tynecastle, a 1-0 victory in 2017.

Heart of Midlothian to win and both teams to score NO is 13/8.

Liam Boyce scored 55 times for Ross County and scored against them earlier this season. He is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 6/5 to score anytime.

Match preview

Tynecastle Stadium: The home of Hearts

Will Heart of Midlothian continue their impressive form ahead of next month's Scottish Cup Final?

Last weekend, Hearts won a five-goal thriller at Tannadice, beating Dundee United 3-2 with Liam Boyce, Josh Ginnelly and Ellis Simms on target.

Before the game, Robbie Neilson's side had already rubber stamped third place, but they're now unbeaten in seven league games, winning five.

Having secured third, Hearts will enter the Europa League play-off round in August, so are thereby guaranteed eight matches in UEFA competition.

In the more immediate future, the Jambos will face Rangers in the Scottish Cup Final on 21 May, having seen off Edinburgh rivals Hibs earlier this month.

So, despite having ostensibly nothing to play for in the league, Hearts will look to continue their unbeaten run.

Ross County meanwhile are also in the hunt for European qualification, seeking to play continental football for the very first time.

The Staggies began their post-split campaign by hosting run-away league-leaders Celtic last Sunday and, despite battling hard, were beaten 2-0.

Nevertheless, Malky Mackay's men have only lost three of their last 12, with two of those defeats coming against Celtic and the other at Hibernian.

Thus, pre-season relegation favourites Ross County are fifth, needing to finish there or fourth to get into the Europa Conference League qualifiers.

Will Hearts be too strong at Tynecastle?

Heart of Midlothian team news

Centre-backs John Souttar and Craig Halkett as well as midfielders Beni Baningime and Andy Halliday are all injured.

This lack of depth meant Robbie Neilson could only name six substitute last weekend, featuring 16 year old Macaulay Tait and Luke Rathie who's 17.

Ellis Simms could return to the XI after coming off the bench to score his sixth for the club at Tannadice.

Ross County team news

Grenada international Regan Charles-Cook is on course to win the Premiership's golden boot having scored 13, two more than anyone else.

Only four players from outside the Old Firm have won this award this century, including Hearts striker Liam Boyce who did so with the Staggies in 2017.

Joseph Hungbo is likely to rejoin Charles-Cook in attack, while Josh Sims could feature after returning from injury.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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