Heart of Midlothian v Inverness CT
‘As-live’ football from the Scottish Premier League continues on BBC ALBA this weekend with action from Hearts v Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Coverage of the match from Tynecastle Stadium will start on Saturday at 5.30pm on BBC ALBA, which is available on Freeview channel 8, Virgin Media channel 188, Sky channel 168 and Freesat channel 110, and will be presented by Calum Macaulay with commentary from Derek MacKay.
The match will be the third league fixture of the season for both sides, with Hearts opening their campaign with a 2-0 home win over St Johnstone followed by a 1-1 draw in last weekend’s derby match against Hibernian.
Inverness, meanwhile, have started their season with successive score draws, with their opening weekend 2-2 draw away to St Mirren followed by a 1-1 share of the spoils against Kilmarnock at the Caledonian Stadium.
Recent head-to-head clashes suggest it will be difficult to predict a winner for this game, with last season’s matches between the sides ending with a draw and one win apiece. Their most recent fixture was in January when a Shane Sutherland goal gave Terry Butcher’s side a 1-0 home win.
However, both clubs have undergone significant change since then, with Hearts now managed by ex-Raith boss John McGlynn and having lost almost 20 players from the squad this summer with no new signings added so far.
Caley boss Terry Butcher has been able to strengthen his squad, with the acquisition of players such as Simon King, David Raven and Jason Oswell moving north of the border to offset the loss of squad members including Jonny Hayes to Aberdeen and Gregory Tade to St Johnstone.
As well as the action on the pitch, we speak to both managers as they embark on the new campaign. Jambos boss John McGlynn talks about his new job at Hearts and the challenges ahead managing in the SPL. We also chat to Terry Butcher at Inverness who discusses his passion for the game, derbies, his belief that Scottish football still needs reform and his hope that the inspiration provided by fans to Olympic athletes can be replicated in Scottish football.