Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
Tannadice Park will host Sunday’s FA Cup game between Dundee United and Hibernian, the two teams who meet in a competitive match for the first time since March, 2017. Back then Hibernian defeated Dundee United 1-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. The Hibs have been having their ups and downs in the Scotland Premiership this season, and, as a result, they sit in the middle of the table.
Considering that Dundee United are the dominant force in the Championship, we do not believe that away win should be considered. Robbie Neilson’s troops have been impressive in the English second tier this season, and they are surely capable of making life difficult for Hibernian in front of home fans. A man to watch in the home team will be Lawrence Shankland, who scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Partick Thistle, and we predict that he is going to lead the hosts to yet another victory this weekend.
Highlighted Player (Chris Maxwell):
Chris Maxwell is a Welsh goalkeeper who was born in St Asaph on July 30, 1990. Maxwell began his youth career at Penrhyn Bay (1998-2000) and in 2000 he moved to Wrexham. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper made his first-team debut for Wrexham at the age of 18 and he played 76 league games for the club from 2008 to 2012.
During the 2008/2009 season he spent six months on loan at Welsh club Connah’s Quay Nomads and in 2012 he joined Fleetwood Town. Chris Maxwell made 110 appearances in the league for the Trawlermen and on May 16, 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Championship side Preston North End. You should know that he managed to keep clean sheets in 38 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
Due to his dual citizenship, Maxwell is capable of representing both Wales and Scotland at senior level, but he played for the Dragons at youth level, being capped for the U21 team 16 times.
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.