Kilmarnock vs Hibernian
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 11th May 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Rugby Park (Kilmarnock).
Kilmarnock is wary of the threat posed by Aberdeen from just below in the table. They need to finish third in league standings (their current position) if they are to ensure entry into the Europa, whereas a fourth-place finish will have to depend on Celtic winning the domestic cup. It helps that the team has the home advantage in this crucial tie.
Hibernian has already ruled out a finish in the top four, and the remaining two fixtures are just formality for them. All they could do now is play spoilsport to Kilmarnock’s European ambitions. Considering they are in good form on the road, the hosts need to tread carefully this Saturday.
Kilmarnock vs Hibernian Head-to-head (h2h)
- The home teams were unbeaten in the last six matches in a row.
- Four of the last five meetings saw the hosts scoring two or more goals.
- 18 of the last 22 encounters at this venue have had goals from both sides.
- 24 of the last 27 clashes at this stadium had the home team finding the back of the net.
Kilmarnock vs Hibernian Prediction
Kilmarnock needs this win to ensure that they get a shot to take part in the Europa. It’d be enough that they finish in the current third position at the end of the next two match-days, but the team just below them, Aberdeen, has posted the same number of points on the board and is taking on the worst team in this Championship group, Hearts. As such, a win is a must for Kilmarnock to avoid unnecessary worries.
It favors them they have the home advantage, and that the last six h2h clashes in a row saw the teams at home going unbeaten. Also, four of the last five such meetings had them scoring two or more goals. Additionally, Hibernian is already out of contention of a place in the European spots, and will not have the will to give a great fight. Expect the hosts to win this fixture.
The away form of Hibernian, along with the sheer number of h2h games that satisfied the BTS option need to be taken into account. Hibernian won four of their last five away games and scored two or more goals in five of their last seven road ties. In addition, a massive 18 of the last 22 h2h encounters at this venue had both teams on the scorecard. As such, expect the visitors to find the back of the net this Saturday.
Kilmarnock vs Hibernian Betting Tips
Kilmarnock to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).