It’s fair to say that Easter Road hasn’t exactly been a fortress this season for Hibs, whose solitary victory on their own patch in the league came all the way back in September against St Johnstone. It’s their reasonable away record that is keeping the Hibees’ heads above water then but Pat Fenlon’s men could be set to finally give the home faithful some long-awaited cheer this afternoon, at the expense of Motherwell.
To pick up a rare three points however, the hosts will have to upset the odds, as Boylesports make them 12/5 outsiders and BetVictor rate the Steelmen at just 6/5 but Hibs have looked a touch more solid of late, winning three of their last six in all competitions while last week’s battling 3-2 triumph at Inverness stands Fenlon’s boys in good stead to edge out a ‘Well side arriving in the capital on the back of consecutive defeats.
Remarkably, four of the Hibees’ six victories have finished 3-2, a result Skybet chalk up at a massive 40/1 to be repeated here but that’s a bit of a gamble in anyone’s book and a more conservative option is Coral’s 7/2 for Hibs to nick it by a one-goal margin in a contest that looks a banker at 21/20 (bet365) to produce three or more goals.
A fitter Garry O’Connor struck for the first time in ten games at Caley Thistle and the powerful striker could be about to end the season strongly. The former Scotland international is worth taking a chance on then at 13/2 with Ladbrokes to break the deadlock in a match at Easter Road for the fourth time this term while Stan James quote O’Connor at 9/4 to grab his 14th of the campaign at any stage.