Our prediction for this match:
Hibernian and Arsenal square off against each other in a pre-season friendly at Easter Road Stadium. The Hibs outplayed amateurs Civil Service Strollers 5-3 in their first warm-up game, and they head into Tuesday’s friendly following a 1-1 draw with Stoke City. The Scottish outfit obviously struggle at the back, which is the main reason why home win should not be considered. All Paul Hanlon, Paul McGinn, and Sean Mackie are out of contention with injuries.
The Gunners, on the other hand, are eager to impress in their first warm-up game of the preseason. The Premier League side will be without talented winger Bukayo Saka, who failed to convert a penalty in England’s defeat to Italy in the EURO 2020 final. Anyhow, regardless of which players will be deployed in Arsenal’s starting XI, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Jackson Irvine):
Romell Quioto is a pacey winger who plays for both Houston Dynamo and the Honduras national football team. Quioto was born in Balfate (Honduras) on August 9, 1991 and he played for Union Ajax during his youth career. The Honduras striker started his senior career at Vida and it has to be noted that he scored 20 goals in 77 appearances in the league for the club.
In 2012 he was sent on loan to Polish club Wisla Krakow, but he played no more than nine games for The White Star in Ekstraklasa. Romell Quioto then took a step forward in his career as he signed a contract with famous Honduras club Olimpia. After scoring 38 goals in 96 league fixtures for the capital club the 180-cm-tall attacker decided to taste MLS football.
Quioto moved to Houston Dynamo in December, 2016 and he has been playing for the Major League Soccer club ever since. Speaking of his international debut, Romell Quioto received his first call-up for Honduras on February 29, 2012 for a friendly game against Ecuador.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.