Hibernian vs Aberdeen
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 2nd February 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Easter Road (Edinburgh).
The Premiership displays a curious positioning of league standings as of now. The total 12 teams could be divided into three groups, all of whom are separated by quite a lot by points, whereas between the members of the same group, competition is intense.
In that sense, the Hibs and the Dons come from two separate tiers, though just two spots lie in between them.
For the hosts, a jump into the Championship group is a possible scenario if they are able to string together a group of wins, which would be a difficult proposition, considering their form but for Derek McInnes’s men, a sudden change in fortunes is on the card, if they could pull off a favorable result in this tie. They could join Celtic at the top leaving the likes of Rangers and Kilmarnock behind, with the three points from this tie.
Hibernian vs Aberdeen Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five games in a row and 14 of the last 16 had under 2.5 goals.
- The Dandies have been unbeaten for the last four h2h ties.
- Four of the last five h2h wins and seven of the last nine were registered by the Dons.
- Seven of the last ten wins at the Easter Road are in the name of the visitors.
- 12 of the last 13 h2h fixtures at this venue failed to have over 2.5 goals.
Hibernian vs Aberdeen Prediction
It has always been a dull affair in case of goals scored when these two teams met each other. The fact has been painfully obvious in overall ties as well as encounters at the Easter Road. A mammoth 14 of the last 16 games failed to go beyond 2.5 goals, while 12 of the last 13 at this stadium too went along the same lines. It’s logical to root for another feeble scoreline.
The Dons have the better incentive to go for the three points this weekend. The fans are hoping to place themselves in the second spot, just below league-toppers Celtic, with a win. In the case of the hosts, they are more than ten points away from the top-four. Also, the Dandies come into the game on top of the better form, and better h2h performances in recent meetings to draw inspiration from. They were unbeaten in nine of their last ten games, while their counterparts were winless in 11 of their last 15 attempts.
Moreover, four of the last five h2h wins, seven of the last nine, and seven of the last ten at this venue were recorded by the Reds. I expect them to emerge victorious from this challenge.
Hibernian vs Aberdeen Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3)
Draw No Bet: Aberdeen @ 1.80 (4/5).