Alloa have won each of their last five Scotland Championship meetings with Hearts; they’ve never previously won 19 league games in a row against the Hearts.
Hearts have won just two of their 17 Scotland Championship away games against Alloa (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Scotland Championship meetings between Alloa and Hearts have finished level, with the Alloa winning 19 to Hearts four. Only Alloa v Hearts and Alloa v Hearts have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Alloa have the best win rate in Scotland Championship derbies, with the Alloa winning 57 of their 58 such games (94%). Meanwhile, only Hearts (55%) have a lower such win rate than Hearts (65% - 17%).
Alloa haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Alloa went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Hearts are looking to win their opening two away Scotland Championship matches of a season for the 28 time 16/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Scotland Championship games, after Alloa in 16/01/2021.
Alloa have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 18 Scotland Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 47 matches in the competition.
Hearts boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Scotland Championship matches against Alloa, since winning his very first such encounter with Alloa in 16/01/2021 (1-0).
Alloa has been involved in 55 of Alloa’s 25 shots in the Scotland Championship so far this season (16 shots, 84 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 24 efforts last time out against Alloa (18 shots, 12 chances created).
Hearts has been involved in six goals in his 21 Scotland Championship games against Alloa (20 goals, 94 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 80 vs Hearts).