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.
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.
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.”
Team picks itself 👍🇳🇬
— Scott (@Scott28426193) April 28, 2019
— 🌻kavelle knox🌻 (@KavelleKnox) April 28, 2019
Right in about them Hibernian 💚
— Paul Moncur (@paulmoncur) April 28, 2019
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.
Smith and cochrane? Our midfield is going to get bodied
— 🇱🇻❄️💉 (@IceColdClare) April 28, 2019
— DoubleL👑 (@NicolleKenny) April 28, 2019
— Colin Mcnee (@ColinMcnee) April 28, 2019
— Douglas Archibald (@DougieHMFC) April 28, 2019