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17/02/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Easter Road V Predicted Score:1 - 2

Away Aberdeen

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

McGinn’s goals.  The 23-year-old Scott has scored five from midfield for Hibernian, including two in his last four games. He’s 12/1 to score first.

2 We fancy:

Aberdeen to win and both teams to score at 5/1. Both sides offer a threat going forwards, and will be keen to win, however, Aberdeen are the in-form side and should be able to push through the win.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Kamberi to score two or more 14/1. The forward provides a different kind of threat for his side, one that Aberdeen may well struggle with.

Team News

Hibernian's Last Six:

Won: 3 Drawn: 2 Lost: 1

Neil Lennon is without a number of senior players with Brandon Barker facing over a month out. Goalkeeper Ross Lairdlow has been out with a shoulder fracture since November whilst David Gray has been sidelined due to Achilles tendon problems since the new year.

Aberdeen's Last Six:

Won: 5 Drawn: 0 Lost: 1

Derek McInnes has fewer pressing worries, although ‘keeper Joe Lewis’ knee operation will keep him out for at least another month. Freddy Woodman has started in his stead, and performed well, so should start against Hibs.

Hibernian vs Aberdeen Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Hibs’ recent home form has been decidedly mixed but they beat Motherwell last time out

The eight-point gap in the league between Hibernian and Aberdeen is representative of the sides’ form over the past few weeks. However, a win for Lennon’s side would drastically reduce the gap, and could say the Dons slip into third place.

Hibernian are 6/4 to win, having not beaten Aberdeen at home in three years. They have, however, only lost once in their last seven league games, and have finally started to improve on their one goal per game average.

Aberdeen are 9/5 to take all three points and will come into the game with history, form and league standing to their advantage. In Adam Rooney they have a striker in good form, having scored three in his last three games, and they will come into the game in high confidence having won their past four games.

A draw is 23/10 and would be wholly unsatisfactory for both sides. Anything other than a win would allow Rangers to overtake Aberdeen, whilst Hibernian would be better off risking a loss to get a win, with their league standing safe.

Florian Kamberi is 2/1 to score for Hibs, having marked his debut with a goal . The French forward is an exciting prospect for Lennon’s side, and is desperate to make a case to start regularly.

Adam Rooney is 2/1 to score anytime, and leads the scoring charts for Aberdeen. The former Stoke City man is in good form, and will be a constant threat for his side.

Predicted Score: Hibernian 1 - 2 Aberdeen

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Written by Greg Murray

Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.