Hearts v FC Infonet Betting Preview
UEFA Europa League
Date: 30th June 2016
Hearts shouldn’t need to have to phone a friend for their opening Europa League tie.
FC Infonet have experienced a little travel chaos after their chartered flight turned out to have been booked with a company that quickly went bust. As a result they will need six different flights to get to and from the Scottish capital.
Those difficulties won’t help them in a game that was already looking like being a difficult ask. At least they are midway through their season and that could give them a small advantage over The Jambos. They currently lie second in their league after seventeen games.
This will be their first ever European campaign and as such they will be eager to impress. But the Estonian coefficient is one of the lowest on the continent below even Northern Ireland in the UEFA rankings.
Last night the country’s Champions League representatives squeezed out a 2-1 home win over Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar. Therefore Hearts shouldn’t expect too much of a challenge but should be wary about their own level of preparations heading into this game.
The Jam Tarts have played a couple of closed door friendlies so far. While they will clearly not be up to full speed they will want to hit the ground running. The travel chaos that the Estonians have experienced could equally inhibit Hearts for the return leg.
They do have a few new signings to bed in, too. Conor Sammon returns to Scottish football after his sojourn in England and will be the most eagerly anticipated of those. He has had a few half matches in the closed door friendlies and will vie for the striker berth with Juanma.
Hearts v FC Infonet Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Hearts are the favourites for the tie at a best price of 1.3 (3/10) with William Hill. As such you can get up to 11/1 with Skybet and McBookie for FC Infonet to win the match. You can back a draw at a high of 4/1 with McBookie.
The Hearts fans have been snapping up tickets forcing Hearts to reevaluate the amount of seating they had available for the game. Consequently a raucous Tynecastle might be enough to see Hearts through this one quite comfortably.
Hearts v FC Infonet Betting Preview Free Football Tips And Betting Tips
Hearts -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.01 with McBookie