Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
A place in the Scottish Cup final will be at stake when Dundee United and Hibernian face each other at Hampden Park on Saturday afternoon. The Terrors rolled over Aberdeen 3-0 in the quarter-finals, but they will have a mountain to climb in the semis. Considering that Dundee United failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Ross County at the weekend, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the nominal hosts. Both Powers and Siegrist have been struggling with injuries of late, and the duo is unlikely to feature against Hibernian.
The Hibs, on the other hand, are eyeing their first Scottish Cup final since 2013 when they were beaten by Celtic in the title game. Jack Ross’ men are enjoying a successful season as they sit in third position in the standings, 14 points behind Celtic. Hibernian are more of a team than Dundee United, and even though both Mackie and Murphy missed the St Johnstone game with injuries, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Calum Butcher):
Calum Butcher is an English midfielder, who was born in Rochford on February 26, 1991. Butcher played for the youth teams of Ipswich Town, Southend United and Tottenham Hotspur and despite being a Spurs player he did not see any game action at senior level during his spell with the White Hart Lane outfit.
The 185-cm-tall midfielder, though, was named as a substitute for Spurs in a 1-1 draw with Shakhstar Donetsk in the UEFA cup back in 2009. Butcher played for the likes of Barnet (loan), Hjorring, Hayes & Yeading United, Dundee United and Burton Albion in the past before joining Millwall on August 25, 2016. He made his debut for the Lions two days after signing for the club, coming as a substitute in a 3-1 victory over Chesterfield.
Butcher scored his first goal for Milwall against Northampton on October 15, 2016. It has to be noted that the midfielder scored two goals in 32 appearances for the Lions in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
Highlighted Team (Hibernian):
Founded in August 1875, Hibernian are the Scottish Premier League team that play home matches at Easter Road. The capacity of the venue is 20,421, and it was opened in 1893. The Hibs wear light green shirts with white sleeves and white shorts in home matches, while light grey is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Hibernian clinched their first Scottish league trophy back in the 1902/03 season, and they were the dominant force in Scottish football in the early 50s, securing three titles more from 1948 to 1952. The Easter Road outfit recorded their biggest win on September 3, 1881, with the team rolling over Black Watch Highlanders 22-1.
In February 1961, the Hibs suffered the biggest defeat in the club's history as they were beaten by Airdrie 11-1. Hibernian and Hearts face each other in the Edinburgh derby. The rivalry between the two clubs is considered one of the oldest rivalries in world football.