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The Premiership meeting at The BBSP Stadium Rugby Park on Saturday will see hosts Kilmarnock do battle with Hibernian.
All Kilmarnock v Hibernian match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Kilmarnock will be looking for an improved result here following a 0-1 Premiership defeat last time out to Ross County.
In that match, Kilmarnock managed 61% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 on target. At the other end, Ross County had 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Simon Murray (53') scored for Ross County.
Their latest results reveal that huge efforts have been put in by the Kilmarnock backline. Kilmarnock have given the opposition little, seeing the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last six outings standing at 4.
Hibernian will come into the clash following on from a 0-2 Premiership win with the defeat of Aberdeen in their previous outing.
In that game, Hibernian managed 44% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Hibernian, the goals were scored by Adam Le Fondre (75') and Christian Doidge (81'). Aberdeen had 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
The stats tell the story, and Hibernian have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 14 goals in all. Defensively, Hibernian certainly have room for improvement. With no two games being the same, we must now wait to see if the trend will continue on in this next match or not.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings dating back to 24/10/2020 shows that Kilmarnock have won 1 of these games and Hibernian 5, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
In all, 9 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 1 for Killie and 8 created by The Hibees. That is an average goals per game value of 1.5.
The last league game between these sides was Premiership match day 26 on 18/02/2023 which ended up with the score at Hibernian 2-0 Kilmarnock.
That time, Hibernian had 66% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 11 on target. The scorers were Will Fish (16') and Matthew Hoppe (47').
Kilmarnock got 9 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by John Beaton.
Team News: Kilmarnock
The Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
It looks as if Killie will probably opt for a 3-5-2 system for the game, utilising Will Dennis, Lewis Mayo, Robbie Deas, Stuart Findlay, Daniel Armstrong, David Watson, Kyle Magennis, Brad Lyons, Tom Davies, Marley Watkins and Matthew Kennedy.
Team News: Hibernian
Hibernian boss Nick Montgomery has to choose a team with limited availability. Joe Wollacott (Thigh Problems), Dylan Levitt (Ankle Injury), Harry McKirdy (Heart Condition) and Chris Cadden (Achilles tendon rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
It’s our belief that The Hibees could decide to elect for a 4-3-3 formation, settling for David Marshall, Lewis Miller, Will Fish, Paul Hanlon, Lewis Stevenson, James Jeggo, Joe Newell, Josh Campbell, Martin Boyle, Dylan Vente and Élie Youan.
We’re of the view that Hibernian and Kilmarnock should play out a closely-fought contest here.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 draw at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The BBSP Stadium Rugby Park (15,003)
Captain: Kyle Vassell
Chairman: Billy Bowie
Manager: Derek McInnes
Competitions: Premiership position 9, League Cup (Quarter-Finals)