Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
After defeating Livingston in the FA Cup last 16, Inverness will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Hibernian at Easter Road Stadium on Friday evening. The Hibs have been in a fine form in the Premiership of late, with top scorer Christian Doidge finding his goal-scoring touch. Considering that the Premier League side are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that Inverness are going to claim yet another major scalp in the FA Cup.
In their last home game in the FA Cup Hibernian recorded a 4-2 win over Dundee United. The visitors, on the other hand, are fully focused on securing promotion to the Premiership, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home side.
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.