Two games to go and Kilmarnock are sitting pretty in third place. They are looking likely to hold their ground and grab the bronze medal position behind Celtic and Rangers but to do that they will have to hold off the attentions of Aberdeen who went into the round level on 61 points. Here are our Kilmarnock v Hibs betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
Steve Clarke was named manager of the year in Scotland and he has been tipped to replace Alex McLeish as national team boss following Big Eck’s recent sacking. The gaffer has completely turned around the fortunes of his club, taking them from a relegation threatened outfit to one on the fringes of Europa League qualification. Having said that, he has not won them a trophy.
Kilmarnock have won two and drawn one of their last five and was last seen adding three points to their tally when beating Hearts at Tynecastle on Saturday. There wasn’t an awful lot of class on show that day, but Killie dug deep to get the win, Stuart Findlay striking late to separate the teams. Clarke called it a game of two halves when speaking to the press but seemed happy with the overall performance of his boys. The Kilmarnock win is favourite and can be backed at 21/20 with Ladbrokes. That will attract a share of attention with accumulator backers.
Hibs on a Poor Run of Form
Hibs have blown hot and cold in recent weeks and have won only one of their last five league starts, although they have lost just one in the same run. The spare defeat came at Ibrox last weekend when downed by a hard-working Rangers side who dominated from the first whistle and should have had more of an advantage going into the break. 1-0 is always a dangers score and we saw a nervy finish to the match when goalkeeper Alan McGregor was sent off, Gerrard forced to play a midfielder between the sticks in Ross McCrorie.
Hibs couldn’t find a way back into the contest in the dying minutes and were sent home to Edinburgh empty-handed. Jermaine Defoe scored the winner in Sunday’s match, a day when Hibs ended with only one shot on target. Manager Paul Heckingbottom blamed the lack of chances for the loss, although he did credit his side for their set-up, winning the ball in good areas and posing problems for the hosts in a cramped midfield. The away win is 3/1 – market top price with Bet365 and that looks worth an interest.