Partick Thistle-Hibernian Betting Preview: Dour draw expected when shot-shy sides clash

Both sides have struggled in front of goal so far this season and our Scottish tipster expects a low-scoring encounter when Alan Archibald's Jags take on Pat Fenlon's Hibees
Hibernian saw their six-match unbeaten run come to an end last weekend when they were beaten by Inverness Caledonian Thistle and the Hibees will be keen to get back to winning ways when they face Partick Thistle at Firhill on Monday night.

The Jags have yet to win on home soil since returning to the top flight and they are chalked up at 7/5 (2.40) to claim all three points against Pat Fenlon’s men when they meet in Glasgow on Monday night.

The Hibees suffered a setback last week when they crashed to a heavy defeat against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium and can be backed at 15/8 (2.88) with Coral to bounce back. Draw backers may be tempted by Coral’s 23/10 (3.30) quote that the match ends all square.

These two sides have managed just 15 goals between them in 16 Scottish Premier League matches so far this season and it is difficult to anticipate a goal glut when they go head-to-head at Firhill.

Therefore, it is unsurprising that Coral go just 7/10 (1.70) that fewer than three goals are scored here while there may be value in backing the even money (2.0) quote from the same firm for the "No" outcome on the both teams to score market.

It is also worth noting that just three of Partick’s eight league goals so far this term have come in the first half while the Hibees have struck before the interval just twice in the league.

With that in mind, the 19/20 (1.95) quote on offer from Coral for the first-half to remain level carries plenty of appeal while punters may also be tempted by the generous 7/4 (2.75) quote from the same firm for no scoring in the first half.

With neither side in fine form in front of goal this season, goals could prove hard to come by at Firhill and there is plenty of value in backing the draw at a chunky 23/10 (3.30) with Coral here.

No first-half goals at 7/4 (2.75) 1pt stake with Coral Draw at 23/10 (3.30) 1pt stake with Coral

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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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