Hearts vs Kilmarnock by Luke
Hearts are in a poor period lately and they need a good reaction. I think that Kilmarnock maybe is the ideal victim. To their last game they lost against Dundee United 2:1 in a game where Dundee was favored by the fact that Hearts left with ten players due to elimination of defender Jordan McGhee. In the 43th minute Dundee United took the lead, but with the start of the second half Jamie Walker equalized to 1-1. The final 2:1 came in the last minutes of the game.
A few days after the exclusion from the Cup against Hibernian, came the defeat away to Dundee United. Although the mediocre results recently, Hearts continues to have a difference of eight points from the fourth position. They count only a victory in the last five games. Good news that they will miss only the suspended defender McGhee, as everyone else is fit to play.
Dundee faced Kilmarnock but despite the 0-0, they could take all three points. Kilmarnock was very lucky to go with the point there as Dundee was the team that controlled the pace in the game, had the ball a lot more to their feet, but both teams engaged in a lot of mistakes, also quite a lot of fouls. Both had their moments, but Dundee clearly came closest to the goal.
The downside with Kilmarnock is that they have demonstrated many times that they are completely unstable as a team, and they paid this several times. Striker Rory Mckenzie, right back Mark O'Hara, left midfielder Chris Johnston, right back Darryl Westlake, left back Steven Smith, centre back Mark Connolly and central midfielder Jamie Hamill will all miss the game due to injuries.
Hearts are in need of a good result to improve their morale and they are facing an extremelly unstable team that facing many problems with their lineup. Obviously Hearts are big favorites to this game and I expect an easy win there.