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The Premiership meeting at Easter Road Stadium on Saturday sees home side Hibernian welcoming opponents Kilmarnock.
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Hibernian head into this match following a 1-1 Premiership drawn result vs Celtic.
In that match, Hibernian had 42% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Hibernian was Kevin Nisbet (90'). At the other end, Celtic had 10 attempts on goal with 6 on target. David Turnbull (81') was the scorer for Celtic.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Hibernian have taken part. Breaking down the goal split in this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 8 and The Hibees totted up 3. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be sustained here.
Their prior results show that Hibernian:
- have not lost a league tie with Kilmarnock in their previous 4 games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Kilmarnock will come into the encounter after a 2-0 Premiership win over Hamilton Academical in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Kilmarnock managed 63% possession and 18 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Kilmarnock was Greg Kiltie (36', 63'). On the other side, Hamilton Academical got 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
In 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Kilmarnock, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell works out to a paltry 2.17, with the average goals for Killie standing at 1.
Going into this contest, Kilmarnock have left without a victory over Hibernian when they have played them away from home in the previous 6 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 14/09/2019 tells us that Hibernian have won 3 of these games & Kilmarnock 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
A total of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 of them for The Hibees and 6 netted by Killie. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
Team News: Hibernian
Ofir Marciano (Hamstring Injury) and Scott Allan (Unknown Injury) are not available for Hibs boss Jack Ross.
Team News: Kilmarnock
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
In our view, Kilmarnock should be able to put a goal past this Hibernian lineup, but that probably shouldn’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Hibernian at the end of the match. It really should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Easter Road Stadium (20,421)
Captain: David Gray
Chairman: Ron Gordon
Manager: Jack Ross
Competitions: Premiership position 4, League Cup (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Kevin Nisbet
Typically taking up the Striker position, Kevin Nisbet was born in Scotland. Having made a first senior appearance for East Stirlingshire in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 11 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 21 appearances.