Hibernian vs NSI Runavik
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Easter Road Stadium (Edinburgh).
Hibernian have picked up their team spirits with friendly wins over Linlithgow Rose and Berwick Rangers, but failed to keep up with Blackburn Rovers just days ago. They now have to bounce back after a 0-2 loss as they host NSI for their Europa League Qualifiers clash on Thursday, hoping to make their way to the next round and capitalize on a very solid Premiership campaign last term.
Hibs have been rock-solid at Easter Road Stadium and Neil Lennon will want to build on such a character now, with high stakes involved and an absolute need for an advantage ahead of the trip to Toftir, Eysturoy. We’ve seen Lennon’s men earn seven wins and a 5-5 draw against Rangers in eight home outings before the loss to Blackburn so we do feel we’ll see them very confident once again.
NSI now sit two points behind the Meistaradeildin top 3 and they’ve seen a drop in their form at the worst time possible, suffering a 1-2 loss to Víkingur and held off by Skala in their last two outings. They’ve been regularly netting goals on the road recently, though, and will surely have high hopes ahead of the clash in Edinburgh as well.
Hibernian vs NSI Runavik: Head-to-head
- The sides meet for their first head-to-head clash ever on Thursday evening.
- Hibs come off as heavy favourites to make their way to the next stage over the Faroe Islands rivals.
- NSI could prove tougher rivals than many give them credit, boasting a solid goalscoring form on the road.
Hibernian vs NSI Runavik: Prediction
We’ll now back Hibernian to bag a win & Both teams to score, which combines to a good-looking 2.40 and could be the best way to go about the market. Hibs have been convincing here but struggled to keep clean sheets recently and NSI could be looking to capitalize on that.
We’ll also back a high-scoring matchup and back Over 3.5 goals FT at 1.70, hoping to see both sides employ an attacking approach to an exciting fixture in the making. Hibs tend to go all out for the wins at this ground and this promises a lot ahead of the clash on Thursday too.
Hibernian vs NSI Runavik: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.40
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.70.