Location: Easter Road
Date: 26th April 2016
Hibs still have a chance of finishing second but will need at least one big win to be sure of it.
If ever you needed to win a game by a raft of goals you would want to fall into this fixture for sure. You can ignore the head to head stats this season that show Dumbarton have taken six points off Hibernian. Their season is over and what happens here is of little consequence.
Dumbarton have survived in the Championship and it is their home form that has made it happen. On the road they haven’t even scored since December with nothing but a 0-0 draw at Raith Rovers to show for their last eight matches.
With Hibs needing a glut of goals to give them hope this game looks set up for a big Hibs win and it wouldn’t surprise me if Alan Stubbs went all out to get out. If they win 7-0 they will draw level with Falkirk in the battle for second place.
They will be level on points, on goal difference and on goals scored. If they win by less they will still have a chance at home to Queen Of The South on Sunday. You have to think that they will enter this game thinking they won’t want to leave anything on the pitch and must, surely must, go hell for leather for a big win.
Dumbarton have conceded four goals on the road twice this season, five goals once and even six to Queen Of The South just over a month ago. Taking Hibs for a barrel load here looks like the way to go.
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Hibernian are favourites of course and despite recent form look priced high at 1.45 (9/20) with Betway. Dumbarton can be backed at 7/1 with Skybet and McBookie while the draw is available at 4/1 with Marathon Bet.
The handicaps also look very decent with Hibernian -1 available at 2.2 (6/5) with Betway and -2 as high as 3/1 with Paddy Power. I wouldn’t blame anyone for taking a small stab at -3 at 6/1 with bet365.
I am going to take a different path and look for Hibs to score three or more by backing +2.5 team goals at 2.38 (11/8) with bet365.
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Hibernian +2.5 Team Goals @ 2.38 with bet365