Hearts and Hibs go head-to-head in today’s Edinburgh derby at Easter Road – and some fans on Twitter are champing at the bit for the game to get underway.

Paul Heckingbottom’s side came out on top when the sides met at Tynecastle a few weeks ago and will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten record under Heck.

29th December 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Heart of Midlothian; Marcus Godinho and Michael Smith of Hearts box out David Gray of Hibernian

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The former Leeds and Barnsley manager takes charge of his first home derby and has named an unchanged XI from last week’s draw with Celtic, as confirmed by the Hibees’ official Twitter account.

Hearts meanwhile go into the game on the back of a 3-1 thumping by Rangers and with a Scottish Cup final clash with Celtic looming.

Craig Levein is no stranger to the Edinburgh derby and could see his side draw level on points with their bitter rivals with a win today.

29th December 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Heart of Midlothian; Emerson Hyndman of Hibernian takes a shot at goal

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The Jambos have made a number of changes to the side that lost to Rangers according to their official Twitter account.

With kick-off rapidly approaching, we look at some of the reactions from Hearts and Hibs fans to their side’s starting XIs.

The Hibs fans

Hibs fans appeared to be much more positive than their rivals going into the game and seemed pleased with Heckingbottom’s selection – with one fan saying the team “picks itself.”

The Hearts fans

Jambos fans were not impressed with Levein’s selection – with one saying the midfield would get “bodied” by their rivals and others asking why Bobby Burns hasn’t made the squad.

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