Motherwell vs Hibs Prediction: Hosts to continue impressive form in thrilling top-six clash

 | 12th April | 

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Motherwell welcome Hibernian to Fir Park on Saturday in what could be a pivotal fixture in the Scottish Premiership (kick-off 15:00 BST). Both Hibs, who are currently seventh, and eighth-placed Motherwell have a chance of making the top six but will need to win on Saturday and hope Dundee lose their two remaining fixtures. Motherwell are stringing together an impressive streak, having suffered only two defeats in their last six matches. 

However, with their last home win the dominant 5-0 thrashing of Ross County at the start of February, the visitors will fancy their chances of securing a crucial three points. But, in their last six matches across all competitions, the Hibees have only won two and failed to beat Motherwell in either of their previous encounters this season, which will factor into our Motherwell vs Hibs predictions.

Motherwell v Hibs Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals @ 4/5
  • Motherwell to win and both teams to score @ 18/5

Team news

After coming off the bench to score an injury-time winner against Dundee last weekend, Moses Ebiye will be hoping that he has earned a start against Hibernian. He might find himself alongside Theo Bair, who is anticipated to start up front after scoring his 13th league goal of the season in the 3-2 victory over the Dark Blues.

Recently, Jake Doyle-Hayes, Dylan Vente, Luke Amos and Lewis Miller have all been sidelined by injuries and are therefore expected to miss the trip to Fir Park.

Josh Campbell has also been absent for most of the year but returned to the bench in last weekend’s 2-1 loss to St. Johnstone and could feature in Saturday’s game.

Match odds

The odds reflect the close nature of this fixture with Hibernian narrow favourites at 6/4. Motherwell are priced closely behind at 7/4, while a draw is 12/5. Both teams to score is 8/13.

Over 2.5 goals @ 4/5

Motherwell v Hibernian is a fixture etched into the history books of the Scottish Premiership.

When the pair met in 2009/10, Motherwell came back from a four-goal deficit to draw 6-6 and set the record for the highest-scoring match in the league’s history. While the past can’t always predict the future, the high-scoring nature of this fixture will likely continue on Saturday.

Despite their difficulties at home, Motherwell have consistently found the back of the net at Fir Park, having scored in six of their previous eight home fixtures. On the other hand, Hibs have struggled defensively away from home, conceding at least once in eight of their past 10 away matches. However, the stage is set for a competitive clash, and it is likely that both teams will score, mirroring the trend in four of their last six encounters.

Over 2.5 goals Motherwell vs Hibs @ 4/5

Motherwell to win and both teams to score @ 18/5

Despite being slight underdogs, Motherwell’s momentum could carry them to a season-defining win on Saturday. While their home form is concerning, the stakes of such an important game should be enough to motivate the hosts to boost their chances of entering the top half ahead of the split.

However, Hibernian will also be passionately fighting for a win and, having scored in four of their last five matches, are likely to find the back of the net at Fir Park. The 18/5 price implies a 21.7% probability of this outcome.

Motherwell and BTTS @ 18/5

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