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Hibernian v Dundee United Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview

Hibernian v Dundee United Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Sunday, 2 October 2016

Promotion hopefuls Hibernian welcome Dundee United to Easter Road for a televised match on Sunday. Read the match predictions to find out why Hibs are the betting tip to take all three points in this Scottish Championship encounter.

Hibernian v Dundee United Preview

Hibernian missed their chance to reclaim top spot when drawing away to leaders Queen of the South and currently occupy 2nd position with 16 points. Dundee United are among the chasing pack and sit 5th in the table with 11 points after a home win against Greenock Morton.

Lewis Stevenson was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence in the last match, so will be unavailable for selection here. Jordan Forster looks set to deputise in defence but other changes are unlikely. Fraser Fyvie will be hoping to work his  way into the midfield while Grant Holt could start on the bench once more.

Dundee United conceded late on via an unfortunate own-goal against Greenock Morton, so Ray McKinnon is likely to name an unchanged side here. Although traditionally seen as a midfielder, Tony Andreu has excelled in a forward role and should slot in alongside Simon Murray after bagging both goals last weekend. Nick van der Velden will be pulling the strings in midfield, with Lewis Toshney playing the anchorman role.

Team Predictions Hibernian v Dundee United

Hibernian 4-3-1-2 formation: Marciano; Forster, Hanlon, McGregor, Gray; McGeouch, McGinn, Bartley; Boyle; Graham, Cummings

Dundee United 4-1-3-2 formation: Bell; Dixon, Durman, Edjenguélé, van der Struijk; Toshney; Smith, van der Velden, Spittal; Murray, Andreu

Hibernian v Dundee United Betting Tips

  • Hibernian have won 7 drawn 1 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
  • Dundee United have won 5 drawn 2 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
  • Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Hibernian have scored an average of 2.0 goals and conceded an average of 0.8 goals per game
  • Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Dundee Utd have scored an average of 1.9 goals and conceded an average of 1.4 goals per game
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Hibernian’s previous 10 matches
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Dundee Utd’s previous 10 matches


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Hibernian had scored 10 goals without reply on a four-game winning streak prior to coming undone 1-2 away at Ayr United. That loss allowed Queen of the South to occupy top spot and Neil lennon will be disappointed that his side were reduced to 10 men and could only draw 0-0 with the league leaders last time out.

Hibs still look a tough nut to crack and will be looking to register another clean sheet here. To add extra incentive, they play bottom of the table St Mirren next, so the prospect of back-to-back wins will have the hosts fired up here.

Dundee United’s form has taken a knock in recent weeks. The Terrors lost 3-1 away to Falkirk and were knocked out of the League Cup following another 3-1 defeat, this time at Greenock Morton. Ray McKinnon steered his side to a 2-1 league win to gain revenge over the same side last time out but this looks much harder.

These sides have provided some thrilling matches in recent years, including two cup matches that went to penalties. However, it’s Hibs that have prevailed the last twice and are expected to make it 3 in a row. I don’t expect the hosts to run away with it but there should be a few goals to enjoy in this televised game.

Free Betting Tips

Match Prediction

Hibernian to win at Evs with Ladbrokes

Over/Under Prediction

Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 with bet365

Correct Score Prediction

Hibernian to win 3-1 at 16/1 with William Hill

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