Location: Easter Road
Date: 12th April 2016
Live on BT Sport 2
I’ve got nearly as much riding on this game as the two teams have.
My biggest ante-post bet of the season was Hibs to win The Championship without Rangers. That essentially means I backed them to finish second and I had a lot of faith in that bet being one of my bigger winners.
It looked all but home and hosed too barely six weeks ago. It was looking so good I could have backed Falkirk to scupper it at odds of 20/1. I didn’t because I (and I am not alone) just didn’t see this Hibernian collapse coming.
You will have a lot of after the event analysts saying they knew it would happen, it happens every year or that Hibs were bound to Hibs it up but they are being disingenuous. The truth is that this Hibernian side looked very different to many sides that have come before them.
They were swatting away Premiership sides in the cups for fun. Dundee United, St Johnstone, Hearts and Aberdeen (Hearts and Aberdeen for crying out loud) were all seen off and more often than not pretty comfortably. Even in the midst of their league collapse they still did enough to see off Inverness in the Scottish Cup quarter final.
Where has it all gone wrong? How can they be so domineering against the best sides in the country and yet succumb to being the only team to lose at Alloa? How can they go from going toe to toe with Rangers to picking up just four points in seven Championship matches?
While I have my own theories your guess is really as good as mine. As it stands they (and I) have one last chance to turn the season around. If they don’t it could mean disaster for both of us.
Hibernian v Falkirk Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Hibernian are odds on favourites for the match at a best 1.9 (9/10) with Stanjames. Falkirk can be backed at a tempting 4.33 (100/30) with Skybet while the draw is available at 3.8 (14/5) with Marathon Bet.
With both sides conceding goals at the moment both teams to score has a chance but is short at 1.75 (3/4) with Ladbrokes. Goals backers should be wary about a best price of 1.8 (4/5) for +2.5 goals with Marathon Bet.
Falkirk can be backed at 3.2 (11/5) with Draw No Bet Insurance with Paddy Power. Given Hibs’ form of late there is every reason to think that backing The Bairns could be worthwhile.
It’s a no bet for me for obvious reasons. I am going to sit back and hope, pray and, if it comes to it, get down on my knees and beg for a Hibs win but I wouldn’t be putting any more money on it.
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