Hearts vs. Hibernian: Three key battles
Hearts vs. Hibs is a fixture that never fails to capture the imagination of Scottish football fans. Often a match full of passion, excitement and drama, it’s also liable to produce a wonder-goal or two for good measure.
When the two meet in the cup, the knockout format adds an extra dimension to the match-up and that will be no different when the two sides face off in the Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup at Tynecastle on Sunday.
With an expected sell-out crowd, it’s certainly the most intriguing fixture of the round and one that all eyes will be on.
An interesting tactical battle will take place with rookie manager Ian Cathro taking on Neil Lennon, a man with years’ more experience both as a player and as a manager.
Cathro has had a mixed start as Hearts boss, initially finding results hard to come by. In recent weeks his side have flourished and impressive back-to-back victories against Rangers and Motherwell have Jambos fans dreaming of good times ahead.
For Lennon? It’s a chance to pick up a massive derby victory in his first crack at Hearts and continue Hibs’ defence of the Scottish Cup that they treasure so much.
Where will the match be won and lost?
These are the THREE key battles on the pitch on Sunday…