Four rounds remained and eight points among Hibs and European zone ( three more for Hearts), but lot to play for considering this is Edinburgh's derby.
Odds for home win are quite high considering recent form of the two teams, with Hibs that are a new team since change of manager with nine matcehs without defeats and only three draws ( among the draws there are ones against Celtic and Rangers) and in this run is included the win in reverse fixture against Hearts only three weeks ago.
On the contrary, guests are in bad run with only an home win against Aberdeen and an away one with last on table Dundee FC and a draw against relegation material St.Mirren in last nine.
Surely important absences for guests had a role for this bad period and also today remain many problems.
Midf. Clare ( 20+4 3g) recovered from illness and should play, but Dikamona ( def.11+9 2g) is doubtful and second scorer and key def. Haring ( def. 26 5g) already out in defeat against Rangers remain out as topscorer Naismith ( 10g), Garuccio ( def. 13+4), Morrison ( att.15+10 1g), Mitchell ( midf. 14+6).
Hosts preactically full squad, only longterm Porteus ( def.16 3g) and Boyle ( midf.17+1 4g) remain out.
Hearts qualified for final FA Cup, but against Championship team of Inverness, probably, also if only on paper, last chance for Hibs to continue to fight for a place in Europe.
Hibernian vs Hearts betting tips
Hibernian (Stake: 7)Odds: 2.24 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-1 LOST (-7 units)