HEARTS were crowned champions last weekend when Hibs lost to Rangers so it will be party time at Tynecastle today.
Robbie Neilson’s men have been relentless in their pursuit of the title – losing just once – and it’s a winning mentality that suggests they won’t want to give anything away in front of full house of celebrating supporters.
Hearts are as usual a short price with William Hill going a biggest 8-15 so consider them to win by at least two at 13-10 with Ladbrokes and Paddy Power.
They’ve beaten Queens three times this season – including 3-0 and 4-1 – and face a side thrashed 3-0 at Raith in midweek.
Hearts have scored in both halves in all three meetings with Queens this season and are 11-10 with Hills to do so again.
Rangers’ win at Hibs last Sunday handed it to Hearts on a plate – and surprised many including me. It wasn’t a great display by the Ibrox men but Stuart McCall got his tactics right and stopped the home side playing.
After five consecutive draws the Gers needed that win like a 1D need a new singer and I’m on them to pick up another three points at home to Cowdenbeath.
The Central Park side have scored just once in six games and their only point in that run came with a 0-0 at home to Rangers.
That result should be consigned to history with a more confident Ibrox side tipped to cover the minus one handicap at 8-13 with Paddy Power. To win they are just 2-7 with William Hill. Rangers haven’t conceded to Beath this season and are 6-5 with Hills to win to nil.
Hibs face a tough test at Raith and while the Rangers defeat is likely to be a blip I’m not willing to back them at a biggest 4-7 with boylesports.
One stat that points to an away though is the fact Hibs have won 3-1 in three of their last four trips to Kirkcaldy. Another 3-1 pays 13-1 at McBookie while an away success and four plus match goals is 9-4 at Hills.
In League One best bets could be Morton at 7-4 with Coral away to Dunfermline. Ton have beaten the Pars three times this season and got back on track last week by sinking Ayr with two injury-time goals.