AFTER another emphatic Hearts victory this weekend, Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) highlights a key betting trend relating to their matches this season.
Goal Kings Hearts
Out of all the bets posted over the weekend at We Love Betting, none got more of a reaction than Willie Duncan's (@Willie_Duncan) Scottish tip of Hearts-1 v in-form Dumbarton. Most people who commented felt that Hearts fan Willie was showing just a bit too much faith in his side. After all, Dumbarton were unbeaten in six games and had kept four clean sheets in that period (including against Hearts at The Bet Butler Stadium). But this Hearts side seem to becoming more prolific in front of goal as the season progresses.
The narrow, vital victories over Rangers and Hibs in the opening two weeks of the season seems to have set the Edinburgh club alight. In their eight subsequent league matches the Gorgie side have smashed in 27 goals with just three conceded. There have been two 5-1 wins, a 5-0 win and a 4-1 win for Robbie Neilson's side and they've been rewarding backers like Willie who get with them on the handicap and other goal markets.
No senior side in Britain has scored more league goals than the Tynecastle club in 2014/15, so let's take a look at some of the key stats:
8 Games Paid Out On Over 2.5 Goals
8 Games Paid Out On Hearts Over 1.5 Team Goals
6 Games Paid Out On Hearts -1
Keep an eye on these key markets over the next few weeks. Next game for Hearts is the Edinburgh derby against Hibs on Sunday. I wonder if Willie is backing them -1?