Kick Off:- 15:00 GMT, Saturday 5 March 2011
Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh
Third vs fourth clash, although fourth-placed Killie are miles (16 points) behind the Jambos.
Much as everybody outside of Tynecastle believes that the Hearts title challenge is over following their recent defeats in Glasgow to the Old Firm, but manager Jim Jeffries would never subscribe to that view until it’s mathematically impossible for Hearts to win the league and you can be sure that Hearts will be out to build another long undefeated run to keep their faint hopes alive.
Hearts’ last 5 game record reads…
[Hearts’ score first]
26 February Away 0-0 vs Aberdeen (SPL)
19 February Home 2-1 vs Dundee United (SPL)
12 February Away 2-0 vs Hamilton Academicals (SPL)
2 February Away 0-1 vs Rangers (SPL)
29 January Home 1-0 vs St Johnstone (SPL)
Kilmarnock’s last 5 game record reads…
[Kilmarnock’s score first]
26 February Home 2-0 vs St Mirren (SPL)
19 February Away 0-5 vs Aberdeen (SPL)
12 February Away 1-2 vs Hbs (SPL)
2 February Away 1-0 vs Motherwell (SPL)
29 January Away 1-1 vs Hamilton Academicals (SPL)
Always a close fixture, there won’t be much in this game and a draw would be no real surprise, but Hearts last two games have been away, so they will certainly be up for a good performance in front of their own rowdy fans. Dundee United may still be feeling the negative effects of a home thumping by a very good-looking Celtic team and might just be preferring to be elsewhere.
Hearts to shade it.
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