Dundee are in desperate need of points as they prepare to host Hearts at Dens Park on Sunday.
The Dark Blues are on a terrible run of form and coming into this game, they have lost their last three games in the Premiership. They have also failed to score in their last three games, and in their last league game, they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Aberdeen.
As things stand, the hosts are placed tenth in the league table with 28 points. They only have a three-point advantage over second-from-bottom Partick Thistle. They do have a game in hand on Partick, but things could get tricky in the coming weeks if their current form persists.
Hearts aren’t in great form either, but they managed to put an end to a four-game winless run with a 3-0 home win over Partick before the break. Hearts have slipped against the likes of Kilmarnock and Hibernian in the league table in the recent weeks, but they occupy a much more comfortable position on the table than their opponents. Coming into this game, the Jambos sit in the sixth spot with 42 points.
Both sides have played each other twice in the Premiership, and each game has ended in a home win.
Dundee vs Hearts – Match Facts
The hosts have lost their last five home games in the Premiership.
Hearts’ last three league games on the road have ended with less than 2.5 goals.
Dundee have managed to score in only two of their last seven home games in the Premiership.
Dundee vs Hearts – Team News
The hosts will be without Craig Wighton, Kostadin Gadzhalov and Julen Etxabeguren.
Hearts will miss the services of Harry Cochrane, Ashley Smith-Brown and Rory Currie.
Dundee vs Hearts – Match Odds
Hearts are slight favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 7/4 at BetVictor. A home win is available at 15/8 odds at the same bookmaker.
However, we are going for a draw in this game, and our prediction is available at the best odds of 11/5 at Bet365.
Dundee vs Hearts – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most likely outcome according to the betting market, and our preview is backing the same outcome in this game. You can back our prediction at the best odds of 11/2 at William Hill.
Dundee vs Hearts – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty is the favourite to score in the game, and he is available at his best odds of 9/4 at Unibet. Dundee striker Simon Murray is also a good option at 5/2 odds at Betfair.
We are backing Lafferty as our prediction in this market.
Dundee vs Hearts – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We expect this game to be a low-scoring affair, and we are backing under 2.5 goals as our prediction for this market. This bet is available at the best odds of 7/10 at Bet365.