Location: Easter Road
Date: 234th February 2016
Hibs proved their squad depth credentials when a team with seven changes comprehensively defeated Alloa on Sunday.
Greenock Morton will be a different and more difficult challenge so you should expect a full strength side to retake the field on Wednesday.
The Hibees’ home form should be enough to see them through what will be a tough game. Only Falkirk and St Mirren have taken points away from Easter Road this season. They remain unbeaten at home for eighteen games and have seen off Dundee Utd, Rangers, Hearts and Aberdeen in that time.
They also saw off Morton by a 0-1 scoreline in Cappielow three weeks ago so only a fool would look to anything more than a convincing home win here. You know what they say, a fool and his money are easily parted but sometimes fools strike gold.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting that Morton might win this game but I don’t think they will take a heavy beating either. The Ton have been having a good season back in the second tier and haven’t taken a doing off many. Only Rangers and St Johnstone have beaten them by more than one goal all season and last time out against Rangers they were very unlucky to lose 0-2.
Hibs have won the previous two meetings this season by the same 1-0 scoreline and a similar result this time around wouldn’t surprise. With Hibs very short on the WDW markets this may offer potential to back Morton in the Asian Handicap market once it opens with most firms.
Hibernian v Morton Betting Preview Betting Odds
Hibernian are very short at a best 1.33 (1/3) with Skybet, Coral, Ladbrokes and bet365. Morton can be backed at 8/1 with Coral and William Hill while the draw is best priced at 5.6 (23/5) with Marathon Bet.
Handicap backers should be wary given Morton are unbeaten in seven away matches that included a trip to Ibrox. Hibs -1 is best priced at 1.91 (10/11) with Paddy Power and bet365. Instead I am going to wait for the Asian lines and hope that the Morton +2 AH price drifts to at least 1.73 (8/11).
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Morton +2 Asian Handicap – PRICE DEPENDENT