It’s only a few days since Kilmarnock and Hibs last met, the pair playing out a 2-2 stalemate at Easter Road on Wednesday and that’s the second time in three meetings this term that the pair have shared the spoils.
Killie have also racked up three draws in their last four outings and with the midweek result still fresh in punters’ memories, bet365’s 12/5 for today’s cup showdown to also finish all square will inevitably attract cash.
Another 2-2 scoreline can be backed at what looks, on the face of it, to be a massive 14/1 with William Hill but Kilmarnock led twice in that recent clash and looked much more of a threat than the Hibees, so back in front of their own supporters Kenny Shiels men are the shrewd bet at 7/5 via BetVictor.
The case for a home win is strengthened by the fact that Killie are unbeaten in six in all competitions and although a close encounter looks inevitable, the hosts are cracking value at 33/10 (Ladbrokes) to come out on top by a one-goal margin.
In attack, Paul Heffernan has helped himself to six goals in six outings for the Rugby Park outfit and as Kilmarnock are the side expected to prevail he narrowly gets the nod in the first scorer betting, over Hibs’ in-form front man Leigh Griffiths – with both men on offer at 11/2, courtesy of Paddy Power and Skybet respectively.