Motherwell - Hibernian Betting Preview: Strikers set to steal the show at Fir Park

With 38 goals league goals between them this term, all eyes will be on Michael Higdon and Leigh Griffiths on Friday night and Willie Duncan is backing both to find the target here
Motherwell and Hibernian were forced to settle for 0-0 draws at the weekend, against Aberdeen and Hearts respectively, so both sides will be keen to get back to winning ways when they meet for what promises to be an entertaining Scottish Premier League clash at Fir Park on Friday night.

Stuart McCall’s Steelmen have claimed seven points from their last three matches and ran out 2-1 winners against league leaders Celtic in their last home fixture, so it comes as little surprise to see the hosts chalked up as William Hill’s 4/5 (1.80) favourites to claim all three points against the Hibees.

Pat Fenlon’s men are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions though, while it is also worth noting that Hibs were 4-0 victors when these sides last met at Fir Park back in October.

As a result the 11/4 (3.75) quote from William Hill for an away win is likely to attract plenty of support. The same firm go 23/10 (3.30) that the match ends in a draw.

Two of the Scottish football’s most prolific scorers go head to head on Friday night with Motherwell’s Michael Higdon and Hibs' Leigh Griffiths both on 19 league goals for their respective clubs thus far this season.

Higdon, who scored the opening goal of the game when Motherwell defeated Hibernian’s Edinburgh rivals Hearts earlier this month, is available at 7/2 (4.50) to break the deadlock while Griffiths, who was denied a goal in the Edinburgh derby at the weekend by virtue of a blunder by match officials, can be backed at 5/1 (6.0) to score first.

Motherwell’s recent upturn in fortunes has seen them catapulte up the league table to sit in second place and, with Stuart McCall’s side starting to click into gear, they look good value at 4/5 (1.80) to get the better of a Hibs side that has won just four of their 15 league matches on the road thus far this term.

With Higdon and Griffiths on show, goals seem likely here and William Hill’s 100/30 (4.33) quote for both strikers to score at any time looks to represent outstanding value and should be backed accordingly.

Motherwell to win at 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill
Higdon and Griffiths both to score at any time at 100/30 (4.33) with William Hill

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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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