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Hearts vs Dundee Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Title rivals clash in Scottish Championship opener

  • Hearts and Dundee kick off the Scottish Championship season
  • The title favourites clash at Tynecastle on Friday at 7.45pm BST
  • Hearts have won all three games since relegation from the Premiership
  • Dundee have drawn 4 of their last 8 away matches
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Steven Naismith of Hearts (Getty Images)

Hearts begin life back in the Scottish Championship when they host Dundee in the opening game of the season at Tynecastle on Friday night. Both sides have won all League Cup games played over the last two weeks, but attention now turns to the league campaign.

Hearts Form


Hearts have shown no hangover from their relegation from the Scottish Premiership last season, winning all three Scottish League Cup games played in the build up to the league season.

Robbie Neilson's second spell in charge of Hearts started with a 1-0 win over Inverness CT and they repeated the scoreline against Cowdenbeath. A third straight win came courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Raith Rovers to leave Hearts top of Group A.

Hearts had won one of their last seven Scottish Premiership matches prior to the season being suspended and relegation decided on a points-per-game system.

Hearts Team News


Hearts expect to have Liam Boyce and Michael Smith available after international duty with Northern Ireland. The pair missed the League Cup games. 

Dundee Form


Dundee ended the Championship season in third place when the action was halted in March due to coronavirus, 18 points adrift of rivals and champions Dundee United.

James McPake's side have warmed up for another season in the second tier with two League Cup wins. They saw off Forfar Athletic 3-0 at home before recording a 2-0 win at Brora United, and are on course to qualify from Group B.

Dundee Team News


Charlie Adam is set for a league debut for Dundee in a new midfielder partnership with Graham Dorrans. Jordan Marshall returned from a lengthy absence against Brora United and is in line to feature.

Hearts vs Dundee Head to Head


Hearts have lost one of the last five meetings with Dundee, including winning two of the last three. The most recent meeting was a 1-0 win for Hearts at Dundee in the Scottish Premiership in March 2019. Dundee did win on their last trip to Tynecastle with a 2-1 success in the same 2018/19 season.

Hearts vs Dundee Odds


Hearts are 1.55 favourites to make a winning start to the Championship season. It is 4.33 for a draw with Dundee the outsiders at 5.25 with bet365.

Hearts vs Dundee Stats


  • Hearts have won their last 3 matches (Scottish League Cup).
  • Hearts are unbeaten in their last 5 home matches (all competitions).
  • Hearts have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Dundee are unbeaten in the last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Dundee have not conceded a goal in their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Dundee have drawn 4 of their last 8 away matches (all competitions).
  • Dundee have seen under 2.5 goals in 11 of their last 13 matches (all competitions).

Hearts vs Dundee FAQs

Where can I watch the Hearts vs Dundee live stream online?

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Where is Hearts vs Dundee being played?

Hearts vs Dundee is being played at Tynecastle in Edinburgh, Scotland.

When is Hearts vs Dundee being played?

Hearts vs Dundee is being played at 19:45 BST on Friday 16 October 2020.

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Verdict

Hearts and Dundee are favourites for promotion and the title rivals clash in the opening game of the season. Dundee are a hard side to beat and the value is in them taking something from Tynecastle.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-105.26 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Dundee Double Chance Double Chance @+137 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full-Time Result @+333 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @+700 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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