Dundee v Hearts: Match preview and probable line-ups

Hearts will look to secure back-to-back victories and a top six finish when they travel to Dens Park this Sunday.

Friday, 30th March 2018, 12:58 pm
Updated Friday, 30th March 2018, 1:08 pm

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Craig Levein hopes to name a similar side to the one which beat Partick Thistle. Joaquim Adao suffered a knock against Thistle but is expected to be fit to play despite not having trained since.

Prince Buaben has suffered a fresh blow in his comeback after damaging his hamstring for the under-20s during the week, while Anthony McDonald (also hamstring) is struggling along with David Milinkovic, but Arnaud Djoum (Achilles), Jamie Brandon and Rory Currie (both knee) remain out.

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Kyle Lafferty during Hearts' 2-1 loss on their last visit to Dundee. Picture: SNS

Last five meetings: Hearts 2-0 Dundee; Dundee 2-1 Hearts; Hearts 1-0 Dundee; Dundee 3-2 Hearts; Hearts 2-0 Dundee.

Likely Dundee team (3-5-2): Parish; Meekings, Calker, O’Dea; Kerr, McGowan, Kamara, O’Hara, Aurtenetxe; Murray, Leitch-Smith. Subs from: Malherbe, Ferrie, Kusunga, Waddell, Curran, Holt, Extabeguren, Deacon, Wolters, Spence, Moussa, Wighton

Likely Hearts team (4-4-1-1): McLaughlin; Randall, Souttar, Berra, Smith; Cowie, Adao, Cochrane, Amankwaa; Naismith; Lafferty. Subs from: Hamilton, Godinho, McDonald, Irving, Callachan, Milinkovic, Moore, Martin, Henderson

Referee: Kevin Clancy

Kyle Lafferty during Hearts' 2-1 loss on their last visit to Dundee. Picture: SNS

Kick-off: 12.30pm (Sunday)

Odds: Dundee 17/10 Draw 11/5 Hearts 31/20

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