Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Aberdeen and Hibernian face each other at Pittodrie Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. Aberdeen do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of the visit of Hibernian, with the team collecting only one point from the previous three league fixtures, but given their attacking potential, the hosts are likely to find the net on Matchday 30.
Top scorer Sam Cosgrove missed the Kilmarnock game with a back injury, and he is rated doubtful for the Hibernian showdown. The Hibs, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Hearts. Sweden international Melker Hallberg, who opened his goal-scoring account in the 3-1 loss to Hearts, is pushing for a start. Anyhow, both teams to score bet should be considered as both Aberdeen and Hibernian are likely to go for a win in the Pittodrie Stadium clash.
Highlighted Player (Stephen Gleeson):
Stephen Gleeson is an Irish footballer who plays for Birmingham City as a midfielder. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. Gleeson was born in Dublin on 3 August, 1988 and he has 16 caps for Republic of Ireland U21 team. He made his senior debut for the Boys in Green in a 1-1 draw with Ecuador on 23 May, 2006.
Stephen Gleeson started his youth career at Cherry Orchard and as a boy he admired Republic of Ireland ace Roy Keane. At the age of 18 he signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers, but he made no more than three league appearances for the Wolves between 2006 and 2009. He enjoyed loan stints with Stockport County, Hereford United and Milton Keynes Dons during that period and on 1 July, 2009 he signed a three-year deal with the Dons.
After playing 174 matches for the club, he joined Birmingham City for the 2014/2015 Championship campaign. It has to be noted that he scored five goals in 44 appearances for the Blues in the 2015/2016 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.