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Hearts vs Inverness Predictions & Tips - Back a Hearts win to nil in Scottish League Cup

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Alex Waite 23 Jul 2021
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Hearts vs Inverness Predictions


Hearts look hard to beat on current form and their defence is difficult to break down. They should record a win against an Inverness side struggling for form.

I am backing a Hearts 2-0 win. 

  • Hearts have won to nil in 7 of their last 9 matches (all competitions)
  • Hearts have won 2-0 in 2 of their last 3 matches (Scottish League Cup)
  • Hearts have won to nil in 4 of their last 6 matches against Inverness (all competitions)
  • Inverness have lost 3 of their last 5 away matches (all competitions)

Head-to-Head


Hearts have a 19-9 advantage against Inverness in 42 meetings with 14 draws. 

Hearts won 3-0 in the last meeting between the sides last season. Gary Mackay-Stevens scored a brace on either side of Aaron McEneff’s deflected goal. 

Hearts Form


Hearts qualified for the last 16 of the Scottish League Cup following a 2-0 win against Stirling Albion on Tuesday.

Robbie Neilson’s side have won all three of their group A fixtures, defeating Peterhead 2-0 and Cove Rangers 3-0. 

Hearts were in complete control and had 58% possession and 14 shots against Stirling. Goals either side of halftime from Liam Boyce and Finlay Pollock secured a comfortable win. 

Neilson’s side are unbeaten in nine of their last 10 in all competitions. They have kept nine clean sheets and have conceded just two goals in this run. 

Hearts Injuries & Team News


Hearts are expected to make some changes against Inverness but Neilson will stick with his preferred 3-4-3 formation. 

Forwards Armand Gnanduillet and Finlay Pollock could start after impressive substitute appearances against Stirling. 

Inverness Form 


Inverness must win against Hearts to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive. The Caley Jags are five points off Hearts and can only qualify as one of the best ranked second-place teams.

Billy Dodds’ side are winless in their last two League Cup matches. They lost on penalties against Stirling Albion following a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes. A disappointing 3-1 defeat to Cove Rangers followed on Tuesday.

Inverness started poorly against Cove and were on the back foot in the first half, conceding two goals. The Caley Jags improved in the second half and had several attempts on goal but only hit the target twice.

Cove scored a third late on before Manny Duku netted a consolation goal for Inverness in injury time. 

The result leaves Inverness winless in six of their last eight Scottish League Cup matches. Their away form has also been poor, losing three of their last five and failing to keep a clean sheet in eight of their last nine on the road. 

Inverness Injuries & Team News


Captain and midfielder Sean Welsh is ruled out with an ankle injury. 

Scott Allardyce replaced Welsh in midfield. He is expected to keep his place in Dodds’ preferred 4-4-1-1 formation. 

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Verdict

Hearts look unbeatable after a good start to their 2021/22 season. Inverness look low on confidence after some disappointing results in group A.
 
I am backing another Hearts 2-0 win.

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