Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Hibernian are back in the Easter Road Stadium for the final home game of the first phase and they take on Kilmarnock in the midweek action. Paul Heckingbottom saw his team remain in the top-six places with the five-point advantage over Motherwell intact. Hibernian will reach the top six for the second stage if they match Motherwell’s result in this midweek action. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hibernian were able to come up with a solid 2-1 victory over Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena to make it back-to-back league victories. The last eight matches have seen Hibernian fail to win just two matches.
Kilmarnock were able to come up with a huge 5-0 success over Hamilton to move into the third place of the table. This was only the second victory in the last eight matches for Kilmarnock, who scored four of these goals in the second half.
The recent encounter between Kilmarnock and Hibernian produced a 3-0 success for the former at the Rugby Park. Hibernian were able to manage a close 3-2 success in the recent meeting between these two teams at Easter Road Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Heckingbottom will be quite relaxed about the last two games of the first phase, as the comfortable five-point advantage over Motherwell ensures that Hibernian have their destiny in their own hands. Kilmarnock may have just thrashed Hamilton with a big win, but they have been devoid of consistent victories of late. Even in the last 10 away matches, Kilmarnock have been able to claim just two victories – both with a 1-0 score. Hibernian will be able to reach the second phase as a top six outfit with even a point and our preview would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Hibernian win odds: 2.37
Kilmarnock win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Kilmarnock have been low on goals when it comes to away matches with the team scoring more than 1.5 goals in just one of the last 10 games on the road. Hibernian were reliant on long balls for most of the impact against Livingston and there may not be a sizeable change in that tactic. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The game carries a lot of weight on his shoulders with Kilmarnock trying to prevent Aberdeen from reclaiming the third spot. Meanwhile, Hibernian will be trying to get that point that guarantees them a top six position in the second phase of the campaign. For this reason, this match will be a tight encounter. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mark McNulty may lead the line for Hibernian but he has been able to get just one goal in his last six appearances for club and country. Florian Kamberi has been playing without much impact over the last few weeks, but the forward remains a key player for the team. The 24-year-old scored in the recent draw with Rangers less than a month ago. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Florian Kamberi.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Florian Kamberi at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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