Hearts vs Dundee FC by Luke
After six matches without a victory, three defeats and three draws in a row, players of Hearts managed to get a victory last Saturday afternoon when they won narrowly 1:0 at home against Motherwell. Only goal was scored in 39th minute via Lafferty, in a game that wasn't so interesting, but must be said that the visitors deserved more out of it.
Even though Hearts had more of the ball possession, there's no doubt that the players of Motherwell had better chances created and surely deserved to walk away with a point at least - however weren't anywhere close to concrete with the final touch.
The side now stands at sixth position having twenty-one point earned so far, same as seventh placed St Johntone. In front of own fans, they have 2-4-2 form and even though they are undefeated in last four, they still could be well improved in front of own crowd.
Midfielders Jamie Walker and Arnaud Djoum are both doubtful for this one, as they both limped off in the previous game with the second one having more chances to play. Aaron Hughes will probably miss too due calf problem, while talented forward Rory Currie is out for the season. Jamie Brandon is back from suspension.
Dundee FC, on the otehr side, were slight underdogs last Saturday evening and have suffered narrow 1:0 defeat in front of own fans against Aberdeen. Only goal was scored in 48th minute via McKenna in a game that was more balanced than what the final result shows and probably the hosts did deserve more out of it.
Ball possession was shared between the sides, while the hosts had concrete chances too, however once again failing to present themselves more threatening against not much better sides. This defeat came after two victories, over Ross County on the road and Glasgow Rangers away from home, as they now stand at tenth position with fifteen points earned - four more than rock bottom placed Partick and six points less than play-off placed Hearts.
Visitors are expected to have a full squad for this one. Josh Meekings had some problems in previous days, but should be ready for ninety minutes football here. Marcus Haber is available after missing the previous game too.
- Each of the last 4 matches that Hearts have played had under 2.5 goals.
Hearts is probably slight favorite for this one, however I can't see them having an easy game since the team struggles to score goals during the whole season. Dundee would probably be happy with a point, while the hosts have a chance to get a victory, but once again it would be close to a miracle to see them scoring more than once.
All of these says the game will probably be quite defensive and most likely with low number of goals.