Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SPL Tonight: Dundee United v Hearts

An intriguing clash at Tannadice tonight as Hearts, surely our SPL best of the rest, visit Dundee United, many people's pick to finish fourth.

They served up something of an exciting corker the last time they met with Hearts drawing on all their resilience - and Marian Kello's last gasp penalty heroics - to secure a 2-1 win.

That game might give us some clues about tonight. Hearts relying on their stubborn streak, their admirable team ethic.

That got them through a goalless draw with Aberdeen as well, but it came up short against Kilmarnock in a 2-0 defeat at Tynecastle.

Meanwhile United have been pushing on, undefeated in six, all but securing their top six place and now focused on finishing fourth.

So, although Hearts have produced one of the stories of the season, it seems that United might have more form coming into this one.

The number of games United have had to play might carry its own price with Hearts enjoying a slightly less hectic schedule.

But this one is a home win for me.