Hibernian are distracted by their Europa League adventures when they take on Motherwell in the opening game of the SPL 2018-19 season. Hibernian have been able to reach the third round of the qualification stages. Motherwell are seeking a missing out on the same by just a point last season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hibernian have set up a date against Molde in the third-round of Europa League qualification. The team has picked up three wins and a draw in the last four competitive matches.
Motherwell do not have any European commitments but the team did take part in the early rounds of the Scottish League Cup and set up a date against Livingston in the second round.
The recent match between Hibernian and Motherwell finished as a 2-1 victory for the former. This match was also at the 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 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
Motherwell are at a long price of 4.33 while Hibernian are at a much closer 1.75 for a victory. Yet, both these markets do not represent a great value. Motherwell are reasonably strong coming into the game and they are likely to take advantage of Hibernian being distracted by the Europa League. Lennon would want his team to open the campaign with three points, but capitalising on the home tie against Molde is also another crucial. Our preview would go with a draw, which has occurred in recent meetings between these two teams.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
Hibernian win odds: 1.75
Motherwell win odds: 4.33
Correct Score odds
The departure of Louis Moult midway through last campaign did result in a major hole for Motherwell, but the recent form of Conor Sammon gives the team a lot of confidence. Hibernian have been conceding far too many goals in the last few competitive matches. It does not bode well for Lennon’s team ahead of the new SPL season. A 1-1 draw is our pick in the correct score prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Motherwell had a mediocre away record last season and ended up scoring just 17 goals in the 18 away matches. Even though Hibernian had the third best home record last season, the club have a distraction in the form of a Europa League game a few days after this encounter. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals in this match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Conor Sammon has been in fine form and he has been able to get three goals in his last two appearances. The Motherwell forward will be key for the club in the absence of someone like Louis Moult, who has been a regular goalscorer for the club in the past before leaving midway through last season. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Conor Sammon.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Conor Sammon at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
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