Terry Butcher's side carry the momentum going into the third Edinburgh derby of the season but our man north of the border expects a low scoring clash between the city rivals
The Jam Tarts have won both of the meetings between the sides thus far this season – both by a single goal margin - and Gary Locke’s side will be hoping to claim a hat-trick of derby victories when they travel across Edinburgh to take on Terry Butcher’s men.
A home win is chalked up at just 7/10 (1.70) with Betway on Thursday evening while the visitors can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) with Betway to claim another surprise victory over the Easter Road side. The draw is available at 5/2 (3.50) with the same firm.
Hibs may have rounded off 2013 in style with a comfortable victory over Kilmarnock but that result represented only the Hibees' third home league win of the calendar year and Terry Butcher will be expecting better things from his side against their relegation-threatened rivals.
However, while passion and pride is unlikely to be in short supply, this fixture has produced little goalmouth drama in recent seasons.
Indeed, it is worth noting that five meetings between the clubs last season produced just six goals while just two goals have been scored – both by Hearts – in two meetings this term.
Furthermore, Gary Locke’s Jam Tarts have managed just 14 goals in 19 league matches so far this season while Terry Butcher’s side have notched just 15 league goals in 19 outings.
With that in mind, the 3/4 (1.75) quote from Betway for fewer than three goals to be scored here represents outstanding value and should be snapped up accordingly by punters ahead of Thursday’s tussle at Easter Road.
|Under 2.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75) 3pts with Betway
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