Hibernian boss Jack Ross believes that beating Hearts in their top-of-the-table clash will significantly improve their chances of mounting a title challenge. Both teams have won three and drawn one of their first four matches with Hibernian leading Hearts only by goal difference. Hibernian finished third on the table but was 39 points behind the Rangers who finished the season unbeaten. Ross is hoping that his side can find the consistency this season to challenge the Glasgow clubs.
“It’s a special fixture in the Scottish football calendar and the fact there are fans back, makes it even more special,” Hibernian boss Jack Ross said. “It will be a terrific atmosphere on Sunday, and I’m very much looking forward to it and I think the fact that both teams have enjoyed such a good start to the season adds that extra spice to it as well. Hearts have continued their momentum from gaining promotion last season, and we’ve carried on a lot of good work we did last season.”
“We’re two of the teams at the top of the league, which is fantastic for Edinburgh, we hope to be at the top by the end of it,” Hearts boss Robbie Nielsen said. “I know Hibs have had a really good start to the season, and they’ve had a couple of good results in Europe. From our perspective, it’s another big challenge for us. We had good results against Celtic and Aberdeen at home, now it’s Hibs at home and we’re hoping for another three points.”