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Stuart McCall and Pat Fenlon both saw their sides lose last weekend and they will be keen to bounce back when these sides meet at Fir Park. Wilie Duncan is backing goals galore

Both Motherwell and Hibernian tasted defeat last weekend and both sides will look to put that disappointment behind them by claiming all three points when they meet at Fir Park in the Scottish Premier League on Friday night.

Stuart McCall’s men were unbeaten in seven league fixtures before slipping to back-to-back defeats against Celtic and Hearts respectively and the Steelmen can be supported at even money (2.0) with Paddy Power to get their season back on track with victory over the Hibees on Friday.

Hibs were beaten 3-2 by Ross County at the weekend and Pat Fenlon's side will be desperate to avoid another defeat here.

The visitors can be backed at 11/4 (3.75) with Paddy Power to take all three points back to Edinburgh. The same firm go 12/5 (3.40) that the match ends in a draw.

Recent encounters at Fir Park between the two clubs have produced some incredible results; Motherwell were 4-3 winners when the sides met back in February while Hibs won 3-2 on the opening day of the 2010-11 season.

Most famously, these sides also served up an astonishing 6-6 draw in 2010 and backing the goals market when they meet again on Friday looks to be the path to profit.

Hibs’ 10 Premier League matches this season have produced 32 goals and the 8/13 (1.62) quote from Paddy Power for both teams to score should be snapped up here.

Meanwhile the 8/11 (1.73) on offer from the same firm for three or more goals to be scored also looks to represent outstanding value and should be backed accordingly.

Pat Fenlon's Hibees boast an in-form front man in the shape of Leigh Griffiths and the striker, who is currently on loan at Easter Road from Wolverhampton Wanderers, is rated as a 5/1 (6.0) shot with Paddy Power to net the opener.

For Motherwell, Michael Higdon has been the main man this season, the former St Mirren striker having bagged seven goals for Stuart McCall’s Steelmen already this term and Higdon is the value selection at 4/1 (5.0) with Paddy Power to strike first in Friday night’s encounter.

BET
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BEST BET
VALUE BET
Over 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73) with Paddy Power
Michael Higdon to score first at 4/1 (5.0) with Paddy Power

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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