As the team already in the Scottish Premiership, Hibs are BetVictor’s 8/13 favourites to prevail across the two legs of their play-off final against top flight hopefuls Hamilton but Terry Butcher’s boys look set to suffer a setback in the pair’s first clash, at New Douglas Park.
The Accies enjoy home advantage but also have both momentum and form on their side so they should perhaps be a touch shorter than the 8/5 available with bet365.
The Hibees are 2/1 at BetVictor to take a lead back to Easter Road while Coral quote 23/10 about it finishing all square, a result that would be better for the visitors, but it’s hard to oppose the buoyant hosts.
They’re in the winning habit in stark contrast to frail Hibs, who went into freefall in the latter part of the campaign. Butcher’s team also struggle for goals, a factor that lends appeal to a Hamilton success ‘to nil’ (10/3, Paddy Power) and the same bookie posts 7/1 against a 1-0 Accies triumph.
Hamilton to beat Hibs ‘to nil’ – 10/3 (Paddy Power)