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The excitement is building for the long-awaited Scottish Cup semi-final contest between Dundee United and Hibernian on Saturday. Having come this far, and with the reward for the side that wins the clash being a coveted place in the final, it promises to be a thrilling encounter.
Our Dundee United v Hibernian tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
Dundee United will be hoping to bounce back here after a 0-2 Premiership losing effort in their last game against Ross County.
In that match, Dundee United managed 62% possession and 3 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. Ross County got 12 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Jordan White (24') and Alex Iacovitti (28') scored for Ross County.
An interesting aspect of more recent Dundee United games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their prior sextet of clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a losing one. That sort of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this match, of course.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against St Johnstone in Premiership action, Hibernian and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Hibernian had 59% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, St Johnstone had 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Glenn Middleton (22') scored for St Johnstone.
The stats don’t lie, and Hibernian have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals overall. At the back, The Hibees have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs stretching back to 10/03/2017 tells us that these encounters have been disappointments for Dundee United. They’ve not been able to get any wins whatsoever whereas Hibernian have dominated them, beating them in 67 per cent of those games played.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 5 of them from The Tangerines and 11 belonging to The Hibees. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
Team News: Dundee United
Benjamin Siegrist (Broken wrist), Jack Newman (Knee Injury), Dillon Powers (Concussion) and Declan Glass (Knee Surgery) aren’t available for Dundee Utd gaffer Micky Mellon.
Team News: Hibernian
Due to a fully healthy group to choose from, Hibernian boss Jack Ross has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
Our thinking is that Dundee United should get enough chances to breach the defence of this Hibernian team, but a single goal probably won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Hibernian at the end of the 90 minutes. Hopefully this is a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tannadice Park (14,223)
Captain: Mark Reynolds
Chairman: Mark Ogren
Manager: Micky Mellon
Competitions: Premiership position 9, Scottish Cup (Semi-Finals)
⭐ Star Man: Nicky Clark
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Nicky Clark was born in Bellshill, Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Peterhead in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has got 8 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 31 appearances.