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HEARTS have had the upperhand over city rivals Hibs for the past few seasons and should extend their dominance on Sunday.
The Jambos won all four meetings last season by at least two goals, including a 5-1 rout in the Scottish Cup Final.
There have been plenty of changes at Tynecastle since then with John McGlynn taking over from cup-winning Paulo Sergio and players such Ian Black, Craig Beattie and Rudi Skacel departed from the club.
Hibs just can’t shake off their Hearts hoodoo having now gone 12 derby clashes without a victory and their little prospect of that run ending.
Pat Fenlon's squad hasn't been strengthened much and they opened last week with a demoralising 3-0 defeat at Dundee United.
Hearts have kept clean sheets in four of their last seven against Hibs and started the season by shutting out St Johnstone so a win to nil at 11-4 is a possibility.
John Sutton hit the opener against Saints and is 6-1 William Hill to follow that goal up by breaking the deadlock again.
(11-8, Stan James)