Hibernian and Kilmarnock both have been on top of their respective forms in 2018, and we expect an interesting showdown when they face each other at Easter Road on Saturday afternoon.
Hibs denied Celtic the league title last week as they claimed a 2-1 home win over league leaders. Following the win over the Celts, the confidence must be high in Neil Lennon’s squad, and we expect them to have an upper edge on Killie.
The hosts occupy the fourth spot with 62 points, and only three points separate them from Rangers and Aberdeen. A place in the top-three is still possible so they will make a go for it in the final weeks.
Killie have been in equally incredible form in 2018, but their 11-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 0-2 home defeat to Aberdeen last weekend. They sit in the fifth spot in the league table with 55 points.
However, they have been difficult to beat on the road and have lost only one of their last 15 away games in the Premiership.
Both sides have faced each other three times this season. Hibernian claimed a 3-0 away win over their opponents in October, but subsequent two meetings ended in draws.
Hibernian vs Kilmarnock – Match Facts
Hibs have won their last six home games in the Premiership.
Hibs have lost only one of their last 12 meetings with their opponents in all competitions.
Kille have won their last three games on the road in the Premiership.
Hibernian vs Kilmarnock – Team News
The hosts are without Ross Laidlaw and David Gray, and Killie are expected to travel without Iain Watson and Steven Smith.
Hibernian vs Kilmarnock – Match Odds
Hibs are favourites to win the game, and they are available at their best odds of ¾ at William Hill. We expect a tough encounter, but we are backing Hibs to claim a win in the end.
A draw is available at 11/4 odds at BetVictor, and a Killie win can get you 4/1 odds at Bet365.
Hibernian vs Kilmarnock – Correct Score Odds
A 1-0 win for Hibs is the most likely result in the betting market at the best odds of 11/2 at BetVictor. However, we are backing a 2-1 home win as our prediction at 8/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
Hibernian vs Kilmarnock – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Hibs striker Florian Kamberi is the favourite to score in the game and we are backing him at his best odds of 19/10 at Unibet. Jamie Maclaren is an alternative option for the hosts at 39/19 odds at the same bookmaker.
For the visitors, Kris Boyd is available at 27/10 odds.
Hibernian vs Kilmarnock – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We are backing over 2.5 goals in the game as our prediction. This outcome is available at the best odds of 21/20 at Bet365.