Motherwell v Hearts - Friday 19:45, BT Sport 1
Motherwell have won only twice so far this season but three draws in their last four means they sit in 5th, one place higher than they finished last term. Hearts, meanwhile, are in 3rd once again as they’ve stumbled in the last couple of weeks after three straight wins, losing at St Johnstone and being held to a goalless draw at home to Ross County last weekend.
Motherwell’s record at Fir Park is now W9-D4-L9 since the start of last season and when hosting top-four teams they’re a respectable W3-D1-L5 in that period. They managed to net in all but one of these games – unsurprisingly the odd one out was against Celtic – but could manage just two clean sheets and as a result six saw more than two goals.
Hearts have had a draw, a win and a loss on the road so far this term and though they had a W4-D2-L2 record when travelling to sides between 5th and 8th last season, one of those defeats came at Motherwell. Indeed, Hearts haven’t won at Fir Park since December 2010 and we’re going to oppose them at odds-on by backing Motherwell or Draw Double Chance.