Hibernian vs Rijeka
UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: Thursday, 5 August 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET,
Venue: Easter Road (Edinburgh).
Hibernian is close to a berth in the UEFA Europa Conference League 2021/22 season. The Scottish side will face Rijeka in the next fixture for the first leg of the ECL semifinals this term. The teams will lock horns on Thursday at Easter Road for a head start in the qualifiers.
The host will come into the game on the back of a three-game winning streak in their schedule. Their previous encounter was on the road and they defeated Motherwell with a 2-3 scoreline in the Premiership.
The Hibs faced FC Santa Coloma in the previous round of the tournament in the quarterfinals. The host went on to advance to the semifinals after defeating the latter with an aggregate 5-1 scoreline.
On the other hand, Rijeka has lost none of their last eight matches across all major competitions in their schedule. They will visit on the back of a 3-3 draw on the road with Dinamo Zagreb in the last HNL clash.
The visitor had to defeat Gizra in the previous round to reach the semifinals of the qualifiers. They did it with an easy aggregate 3-0 clean sheet win over the two legs in the fixture.
Hibernian vs Rijeka Head-to-head (h2h)
The teams have not met before in recent times.
Hibernian vs Rijeka Prediction
Hibernian is in a strong form in their overall schedule as of late and their ground advantage will also back them for a win in the upcoming clash. The host has lost only one of their recent five home matches in their records.
Besides, Rijeka will feature from a far less competitive league compared to the host’s domestic campaign. Hence, the host is likely to have a slight upper hand over the traveling side in the encounter.
Hibernian vs Rijeka Betting tips
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Double chance: Hibernian or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
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