Post-split fixtures: Hearts face Aberdeen on a Thursday

Hearts will play Aberdeen on the second-last day of the season '“ and on a Thursday night '“ after the top-six fixtures were announced this morning.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 9:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 9:29 am
Hearts and Aberdeen are battling for second spot. Pic: SNS

The Jambos are trying to overhaul the Dons in second spot and they currently lie nine points behind them in third place, although they can cut that down to six points if they defeat Inverness in their game in hand tonight.

The two sides will meet again at Pittodrie on Thursday, May 12 (kick-off 7.45pm), with the match being broadcast live on BT Sport.

Hearts’ first match after the split is away at Motherwell on Saturday, April 23 (kick-off 3pm), before they host Celtic on Saturday, April 30 (kick-off 12.30pm, live on Sky Sports).

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They then play Ross County on Saturday, May 7 at 3pm before their trip to Aberdeen on May 12. The season finishes as it began, at home to St Johnstone on Sunday, May 15 (kick-off 12.30pm).

Top-six post-split fixtures:

Round 34: St Johnstone v Aberdeen (Friday, Aprl 22, 7.45pm, live on BT Sport); Motherwell v Hearts (Saturday, April 23, 3pm); Celtic v Ross County (Sunday, April 24, 3pm).

Round 35: Hearts v Celtic (Saturday, April 30, 12.30pm, live on Sky Sports); Aberdeen v Motherwell (Saturday, April 30, 3pm); St Johnstone v Ross County (Saturday, April 30, 3pm).

Round 36: Hearts v Ross County (Saturday, May 7, 3pm); Motherwell v St Johnstone (Saturday, May 7, 3pm); Celtic v Aberdeen (Sunday, May 8, 12.30pm, live on Sky Sports).

Round 37: Ross County v Motherwell (Wednesday, May 11, 7.45pm); St Johnstone v Celtic (Wednesday, May 11, 7.30pm, live on Sky Sports); Aberdeen v Hearts (Thursday, May 12, 7.45pm, live on BT Sport)

Round 38: Aberdeen v Ross County (Sunday, May 15, 12.30pm); Celtic v Motherwell (Sunday, May 15, 12.30pm, live on Sky Sports); Hearts v St Johnstone (Sunday, May 15, 12.30pm).