Motherwell v Hearts Betting Tips And Predictions
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Location: Fir Park
Date: 30th September 2016
Live on BT Sport 1
Friday night football returns with an intriguing encounter between Motherwell and Hearts.
Motherwell escaped from Partick Thistle with a point despite playing poorly at the weekend. That makes it one defeat in five games and only two in the league this season. Both of them came from instances where they took a 1-0 lead.
Hearts drew 0-0 with Ross County despite playing well at the weekend. It’s one defeat in six games for them. But they have gone two games without a goal. Having the meanest defence in the league will alleviate that concern a little, perhaps.
However they have another concern which needs sorted if they are to have a genuine tilt at a European place. Their away form is nowhere near the standard required for third place let alone second.
In their last twenty-four competitive away games they have won eight, lost eight and drawn eight. That form is no better in recent away league form with just four wins from fifteen. They continue to pile up the draws, though, with six in that timeframe. There are a fair share of 0-0 draws, too.
A draw could be the most likely result. There is certainly no way for my money that Hearts should be odds-on favourites. The head to head stats show that Motherwell got the better of the Fir Park games last season and that The Jambos haven’t won here since 2010.
Hearts are being backed in from a higher price and are continuing to fall. It’s madness. Sheer madness. A combination of poor away form, misfiring strikers and a poor head to head should be enough to make you steer well clear.
Particularly as The Steelmen are exhibiting some steely resolve of late and Louis Moult is exhibiting some goalscoring form. There is a degree of confidence around Fir Park and there is value in their price.
Motherwell v Hearts Betting Tips And Predictions – Best Betting Odds
Hearts are no better than 1.91 (10/11) with McBookie and others. Motherwell are as high as 4.1 (31/10) with Marathon Bet. They are also best price for a draw at 3.86 (20/7).
Backing a Motherwell win with Draw No Bet insurance is 2/1 with bet365 and should be considered. The alternative is to back them double chance at 1.95 (19/20) with the same firm.
Goals can be hit and miss in these games so I have little confidence in both teams to score at 1.88 (22/25). The same applies for +2.5 goals even though it is approaching even money in places.
The home side with Draw No Bet insurance for a reduced stake looks to be the best option.
Motherwell v Hearts Betting Tips And Predictions – Free Football Tips
Motherwell Draw No Bet @ 2/1 with bet365