THERE'S more been said about Hearts recently on this site than War and Peace – and we know who's to blame for that.
Still, you can't deny raaljaca's beloved Jambos have won punters plenty of money this season and that trend should continue when they take on Hibs in the Edinburgh on Sunday (12.15pm).
I expect Hearts to win but they certainly shouldn't lose and looking at the other big game on Sunday – Man Utd v Chelsea – a bet I like that was mentioned by raaljaca on Friday is a double on Hearts draw no bet and Chelsea draw no bet.
Let's hope the game will be as incident packed as the first meeting of the season. I don’t remember much silky soccer but there was plenty of thud and plunder with two red cards, two penalties (one missed) and three second-half goals.
More of the same is expected and I can see a similar result to that 2-1 Hearts’ success. The Jambos are a biggest 5-4 at bet365 and Paddy Power to lift the points and can maintain their domination of the fixture.
Hibs are 2-1 at William Hill and Ladbrokes while the draw pays 5-2 at bet365. Hearts have scored exactly two goals in the last three derbies and are 23-10 at William Hill to do so again. Both sides netted late on at Easter Road in August and a goal after the 81st minute is 6-5 (Hills).
Callum Paterson was on target in the 5-1 thumping of Dumbarton last week and hit a double on his previous visit to Easter Road. He is 33-1 with Hills to net two or more.
Liam Craig is the last Hibs player to score a winner in the derby and is 5-1 at Hills to repeat the feat.
Amazingly Hibs have not scored in the first half of a derby in their last 10 attempts. A good bet looks to be Hibs’ highest-scoring half to be the second at 29-20 with Hills.
After receiving numerous requests Scottish bookies McBookie.com are offering 12-1 Hearts will go through the entire Championship season unbeaten. It is 2-1 they will at least able to stay undefeated at Tynecastle.
The Jam Tarts remain the only unbeaten side in Scotland and McBookie.com spokesman Paul Petrie said: “The confidence behind Hearts at the moment is unbelievable and the talk seems to be whether they can go through the whole season unbeaten. It is still a massive ask and they face a huge task on Sunday. However, bar the games against Hibs and Rangers it does look pretty straightforward.”
(21-10, William Hill)
Hearts draw no bet
Chelsea draw no bet