Location: Indodrill Stadium
Date: 21st November
Hibs could, conceivably, be top of the Scottish Championship come five o’clock Saturday evening.
I don’t expect that to be the case as Rangers should beat Livingston in their match. But even the potential of that outcome wouldn’t have been predicted by many just a few weeks ago.
The Hibees should certainly win their game and quite comfortably in my opinion. Their excellent form continues unabated with another important win over Livi midweek in atrocious conditions.
The Wasps are staring relegation in the face having picked up five points all season and losing each of their last five games. They have conceded nine in their last two against Rangers and Falkirk.
With the other team in the top three coming to visit on Saturday the Alloa goalkeeper training must be using back supports. They are likely to be bending down to pick the ball out of the net a lot.
Some Alloa fans are quipping in the forums that it would be better for their goal difference to forfeit the match and take a 0-3 defeat. Given current form they might not be far wrong.
It’s worth reminding ourselves of Hibs’ form. They remain unbeaten for fourteen games and have won thirteen of them. They have scored twenty-nine goals in that time conceding a mere seven times.
With James Keatings back from injury and finding form their goal threat is amplified. The former Jambo has scored five times in his last two games.
Alloa v Hibernian Betting Preview Betting Odds
Given those stats it is somewhat surprising to see Hibs backable -1 at 1.91(10/11) with Paddy Power.
Anyone who fancies an extra risk can get 2.62(13/8) -2 Asian Handicap with Stanjames. It’s a handicap I expect them to cover and an opportunity I wouldn’t like to miss.
Jason Cummings drew a blank midweek for the first time in eight games but the bookies fancy him to return to form. He is 1.73(8/11) best price to score on Saturday with Coral.
James Keatings is much more appealing at a price of 2.3(13/10) with bet365 given his recent form.
Alloa v Hibernian betting preview free football tips and betting tips
Hibernian -1 @ 1.91 with Paddy Power
James Keatings AGS @ 2.3 with bet365