Weekend betting: Money coming in for Hearts

Hearts striker Genero Zeefuik is 7/1 to open the scoring. Pic: SNS
Hearts striker Genero Zeefuik is 7/1 to open the scoring. Pic: SNS
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As far as the bookies are concerned, the league is already over, but Hearts have a chance to deliver the knockout blow when they visit Ibrox tonight.

Already the money has been pouring in for a Jam Tarts victory, with McBookie.com cutting them from 13/5 to 13/8. Rangers can be backed at 7/5, with the draw 5/2.

Punters are so confident of a Hearts victory that they have been backing them giving up a goal start at 5/1, while a few optimistic fans have even backed the side on the handicap giving up two goals at 10/1.

The tight odds also means that there is great value on the correct score and first scorer markets. A 1-0 win pays 10/1, whilst a 2-0 victory can be backed at 16/1.

It is 90/1 if you think Hearts can match the 4-0 result that Hibs inflicted on Rangers.

James Keatings is the shorted price Hearts player to score the first goal and can be backed at 6/1. New signing Genero Zeefuik is sure to be popular at 7/1, while Jamie Walker is 14/5 to score for the third consecutive game.

In tomorrow’s game, Hibs will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing draw last weekend when they entertain Cowdenbeath at Easter Road. It is no surprise that McBookie.com has them as the red hot 3/10 favourites. Cowdenbeath are 7/1, with the draw 19/4.

Jason Cummings was the star man last weekend with a double, which takes him to the top of the scoring charts on 10 goals and is now the 5/2 favourite to still be there at the end of the season. He is 3/1 favourite to score first, 8/11 anytime and 12/1 for another treble. Martin Boyle got the nod up front with Cummings against Falkirk and he is 4/1 to score first.

In the past three games between the clubs both teams have managed to get on the score-sheet. It is 10/11 for that to happen again. It also means if you are having a correct score bet it makes sense to look at 2-1 Hibs at 9/1 or 3-1 at 11/1.