Simply the bets: Hearts set to swat away Wasps

Adam Eckersley is 11/2 to score against Alloa again
Adam Eckersley is 11/2 to score against Alloa again
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HEARTS needed a late goal to beat Alloa the last time the sides met but, if you fancy the Jambos to hit the goal trail at Tynecastle tomorrow, they are 29/10 to win ‘minus three goals’.

McBookie.com expect a routine home win, pricing Robbie Neilson’s men at 2/11 to pick up all three points. The draw is 11/2, with the Wasps a massive 17/1. That may seem a big price considering Hearts needed a solitary Adam Eckersley strike to beat Barry Smith’s boys on their own patch back in October. However, Alloa’s only victory in the last six games was the Challenge Cup win against Rangers so they don’t come into the game in the best of form. Hibs beat them 2-0 last weekend and Hearts are 13/2 to match that result. You can get 20/1 for a 5-0 win.

James Keatings is the 7/2 favourite to score the first goal or 7/10 anytime. He is 14/1 to score a hat-trick. Prince Buaben is 7/2 to celebrate his new contract with a goal while Eckersley is 11/2 to score again.

Despite not playing last week, Hearts are now 1/6 for the title after Rangers lost at Queen of the South. Ally McCoist’s men are now out to 7/2.

Hibs got back to winning ways last Saturday and McBookie.com has them priced up as the 20/23 favourites to beat Raith rovers tomorrow.

The Fife side are 3/1, with the draw 11/4. With just one win in ten for Raith, this game should produce a victory for Alan Stubbs’ men. However, they did share a 1-1 draw earlier in the season and a repeat scoreline is a 15/2 shot.

A 2-1 win for Hibs can be backed at 7/1 while a more-ambitious 3-0 win is a tempting 18/1.

It’s very likely that both teams will score. That has happened in ten of the last 11 meetings between two sides and can be backed at 3/5.

Dominique Malonga now has seven goals for the season and is just two behind Gavin Reilly at the top of the Championship scoring charts. McBookie.com make him the 8/1 second-favourite behind Osman Sow – also on seven goals – to finish the season as the No.1 marksman. Tomorrow, the striker is 4/1 to score first, 13/10 anytime or 13/2 for two or more goals.