Hearts v Dundee: How to watch, team news, stream details, likely line-ups
Robbie Neilson’s men were humbled on Sunday, losing 5-0 to Rangers at Ibrox in what was by far the worst result of the 2021/22 campaign so far.
They will face a Dundee side who will also be nursing their injuries. James McPake’s men found themselves alone at the bottom of the top flight last weekend with a 2-1 home defeat to Ross County despite taking a first-half lead.
The former Hibs centre-back is under pressure to quickly turn things around without league wins in their last nine, a run dating back to December 1.
Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh. Wednesday, February 9. 7:45 p.m. kick-off time.
John Souttar is expected to return after missing the last two Hearts games with an ankle injury.
Dundee will be deprived of January services by signing Vontae Daley-Campbell after the right-back was shown a red card late in his side’s game at the weekend.
Hearts: Gordon; Souttar, Sibbick, Kingsley; Atkinson, Haring, Baningime, Cochrane; McKay, Simms, Ginnelly.
Dundee: Legzdins; Elliott, Sweeney, Fontaine, Kerr; Bryne, Adam, McGhee; McMullan, Rudden, McCowan.
Hearts have not seen Colin Steven since the referee took charge of the 3-0 win over Cove Rangers in the Premier Sports Cup group stage. In a game that was largely uneventful, Andy Halliday, Liam Boyce and Gary Mackay-Steven were on target for the Jambos. Dundee have won both games managed by Steven so far this campaign: the 2-1 win over Aberdeen in October and the 1-0 Scottish Cup win over Dumbarton last month.
It’s a game where the away team has performed surprisingly well in the last few matches. Dundee have avoided defeat, winning once, on two of their last four trips to Tynecastle, while Hearts have come away with three points on three occasions in the last four visits to Dens Park. The first game of this campaign ended 1-1 in Gorgie, but Hearts were able to win the second game 1-0 in Discovery City thanks to Jamie Walker’s second-half winner.
“Obviously we were very disappointed with the result. There was probably a 20 minute period where we just weren’t ourselves. I thought we had a few chances, but we turned around and sometimes that happens.
“From our perspective, it’s done now and we’re just looking to move on and try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
“I think if we bring our normal game to Tynecastle I think we can win the game: we’ve had a very good record so far at home and we want to continue.” (Robbie Neilson)
Hearts 8/15, draw 3/1, Dundee 11/2 – from Bet365, odds correct as of 8 Feb.