Odds Boost Kilmarnock v Hibernian
Preview Kilmarnock v Hibernian
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Kilmarnock v Hibernian
Paul Heckingbottom's appointment at Hibs following the departure of Neil Lennon saw the club go on a 10 game unbeaten run that was only ended in the last round of matches by Rangers. The manager's comments in the press following that defeat hardly paint a positive picture for the Edinburgh based club with Heckingbottom suggesting that his team looked flat in training this week and that there is likely to be a big turnover of players in the summer.
Regardless of any negative vibes around Easter Road, a lot of credit has to go to their new manager who has had an immediate positive impact since arriving at the club. Indeed while the club have failed to win in any of their last 3 games it must be remembered that those fixtures include match-ups against Celtic and Rangers as well as an Edinburgh Derby against Hearts. As such it's tempting to think that Heckingbottom might just be playing possum in the build up to this match and with nothing to lose and several of the players playing for their futures, Hibs are still very much a dangerous side to play.
By contrast Kilmarnock are a team that is looking to hold their nerve and secure a Europa League spot for next season. Aberdeen's win tonight over Hearts very much keeps the pressure on Killie and the fact of the matter remains that a 3rd placed finish by the side from East Ayrshire would represent their best achievement in the history of the Scottish Premier League. The home side do have their win earlier in the season to draw upon as confidence for Saturday's fixture. On that fateful winters afternoon a flood light failure wasn't enough to save Hibs as they were comfortably beaten 3-0 at Rugby Park.
Historically speaking this has been a fixture that Hibs have dominated with the away team having won in 4 of their last 7 visits to Kilmarnock prior to the 3-0 result above.
You feel that the first goal in this game may well go a long way to deciding the result particularly when considering that Kilmarnock have the best defensive record outside the top 2 and that they have only conceded 3 goals in their last 9 games. The man who may well be the main threat to Kilmarnock's impressive defensive record is Mark McNulty the Scottish international who has scored 6 times for Hibs since he arrived on loan from Reading in January. The centre-forward who was released by the visitors at the age of 16 will be hoping to add further goals to his name as the summer transfer window approaches and he contemplates a move to an 8th club in the last 5 years.
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