Hibs and St Johnstone have square up twice already this term and it’s Pat Fenlon’s men that have had the better of things in both of those meetings, notching twice without reply on their own patch back in August and carding a 1-0 success at McDiarmid Park three months later.
Accordingly, as the pair prepare to renew hostilities at Easter Road tomorrow evening, it’s the Hibees that bookies fancy to make it three wins out of three, Stan James chalking the hosts up at 6/4 and William Hill installing Saints as underdogs at odds of 15/8.
Paddy Power rate Hibs at 7/2to beat Steve Lomas’ boys ‘to nil’ for the third time this season and Bet365 offer 11/1 about the hosts racking up another 2-0 success but the signs are that this one will be a touch closer than that last showdown in the Hibees backyard.
Coral’s 7/1 for Fenlon’s charges to grab the game’s only goal isn’t without appeal alongside Ladbrokes’ 8/1 about the visitors winning by the same scoreline, in a tussle that Skybet quote at 4/6 to produce fewer than three goals. With a tight affair on the cards, punters could do worse than consider a few quid on Betvictor’s 5/1 for the hosts to sneak it after going in for their half-time oranges on level terms.
On the goalscoring front, Hibs, on-loan front Leigh Griffiths is certainly enjoying a fruitful campaign and is making a real push for the top scorer accolade in the SPL, Ladbrokes and Skybet marking 4/1 against the 22-year-old topping the scoring charts.
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