Hibernian vs Motherwell
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Easter Road Stadium (Edinburgh).
A place in the Championship Round in post-season is at stake on Saturday afternoon when Hibernian host Motherwell in a direct clash for the top-six finish.
The hosts currently hold the 6th place in the league ladder, but are just two points adrift of their Saturday counterparts, meaning a defeat here would drop them down to 7th with just three games left to play in the regulation later on.
Both teams enjoyed a fine spell of form in recent months. The Hibs were on a four-win thread before last two weeks which saw them play the likes of Rangers and Celtic.
However, they showed strength even against such rivals losing 0-2 at home to Celtic in the FA Cup quarter-final and holding the Gers to a 1-1 draw last Friday in the Premiership.
Hibernian vs Motherwell: Head-to-head
Hibernian were much more successful in the history of head to head matches against the Well at Easter Road Stadium.
Hibs won 18, drew 13 and lost just 7 of 38 home ties against Motherwell.
Teams snatched a win apiece in this term of Premiership (3—0 for Motherwell at Fir Park and 1-0 victory for Hibs at Easter Road Stadium).
Just one of past four head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Hibernian vs Motherwell: Prediction
Much like their opponents, Motherwell had a winning streak of their won. They won five on the trot in the league before falling 4-1 at reigning champions Celtic. The loss to current leaders was followed by a goalless draw away at Kilmarnock, while Stephen Robinson’s men returned to winning ways seven days ago when they eased past Hamilton Academical 3-0 at Fir Park.
Both sides have a strong firepower on display in the final third and we would be surprised to see any of them failing to find the back of the net in Saturday’s tie at Easter Road Stadium. We also expect a close game between two evenly-matched rivals which is why the draw at the half time looks to be a decent call at the odds of 2.10.
Hibernian vs Motherwell: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.95 (19/20)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).