Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Tannadice Park will host the Boxing Day clash between Dundee United and Hibernian, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Premiership standings. The Terrors are on a four-game losing run in the national championship, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. Dundee United will be without Liam Smith and Marc McNulty in Sunday’s clash as the duo remains in the recovery room.
The Hibs, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Aberdeen in a postponed fixture. Hibernian aim to keep on climbing the standings, and we predict that they are going to take advantage of Dundee United’s poor form. All Kyle Magennis, Sean Mackie, and Melker Hallberg are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Scott McMann):
Born on July 9, 1996, Scott McMann is a Scottish footballer who plays for Hamilton Academical as a defender. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is used as both left and right back as well. Scott McMann is a product of the Hamilton Academical football academy, and he has been playing for the senior team since 2013.
In 2016 he made seven appearances in the league during his loan spell with Clyde. McMann, who represented both Scotland U16 and U17 teams in the past, wears the number 3 on his shirt. The right-footed defender made his Scotland Premier League debut with Hamilton in a 1-0 win over St Mirren on May 23, 2015.
The Scottish footballer scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win at Clyde in the League Cup on July 17, 2019. Scott McMann wears the number 3 jersey at Hamilton Academical.
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.