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Hearts v Kilmarnock: Pick of the stats

  • No player has registered more assists in the Scottish Premiership this season than Kilmarnock’s Danny Armstrong (10 – level with Matt O’Riley) whilst the Scotsman has provided five assists following a carry of 5+ metres with the ball, the most of any player in the competition in 2023-24.

  • Kilmarnock have scored 39 goals after 30 Premiership games this season, only netting more at this stage across their last 10 campaigns on one occasion (40 in 2017-18); meanwhile only Rangers (25 in a row) are currently on a longer scoring streak in the top-flight than Killie (12 in a row).

  • Hearts are unbeaten in their last seven home league games (W5 D2), only going longer without defeat at Tynecastle since promotion back to the top-flight in 2021 once, avoiding defeat in their first eight home matches back in the competition. Only Celtic (36), Rangers (36) and Kilmarnock (31) have won more home points in the top-flight this season than Hearts (28).

  • Kilmarnock have won just one of their five league matches against Hearts since the beginning of last season (D2 L2) whilst they’ve conceded first in three of those five games; the pair’s previous meeting at Tynecastle this season ended goalless, the only 0-0 draw between the two sides across their last 16 matchups.

  • Hearts have one win and one draw against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League this season, last avoiding defeat in three separate meetings with Killie in the same top-flight season in 2015-16 under Robbie Neilson (W1 D2).