Punters picking Partick over the last few games will have been disappointed given that they’re without a victory in four league and cup outings and as they’re yet to win in front of their own supporters in the Premiership this term, Alan Archibald’s boys should be swerved again, at odds of 7/5 with bet365, as they entertain Hibs.
The visitors’ decent, recent run came to a shuddering halt last weekend as they were hammered at leaders Inverness, a result that strips some of the appeal from William Hill’s 6/4 about an away success and indeed as the Jags have drawn three of the their four home matches, Stan James’s 12/5 for the spoils to be shared looks like the best match bet at Firhill.
The pair’s last meeting there, all the way back in March 2004, also finished all square and a repeat of the 1-1 scoreline from that encounter is worth a few quid at 6/1 via Winner.com as the statistics don’t exactly point to a high-scoring affair.
The hosts, for example have only found the net twice on their own patch so far while the Hibees have averaged less than a goal a game and subsequently, it’s no surprise to see bookies treading carefully where a match tally of fewer than 2.5 goals is concerned; BetVictor’s odds-on 4/5 the best available.
Some might even fancy bet365’s 9/1 chalked against scoreless draw, however, prior to the loss at Caley Thistle, Hibs strike duo Jim Collins and Paul Heffernan had begun to form something of a partnership and they provide enough of an attacking threat to discourage a flutter on 0-0.
Indeed, that Hibs pair, at 11/2 (Paddy Power) and 5/1 (BetVictor) respectively, represent the best value in the first scorer market and although plumping for a stalemate is the way forward, it’s Pat Fenlon’s men that look to have the best chance of sneaking it, if there is to be a winner. Those in agreement can back the visitors ‘Draw No Bet’ at 11/8 courtesy of Skybet.
Partick and Hibs to draw 1-1 – 6/1 (Winner.com)