Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Hope CBD Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Hamilton and Hibernian, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2020/21 Premiership campaign. Hibernian are eyeing a place in European competitions, while Hamilton’s main goal is to secure the elite division survival. The Hibbs defeated Motherwell 3-0 at the weekend, with the team putting an end to their three-game winless run in the Premier League.
Hibernian are eyeing their seventh away win of the season, and it is no wonder bookies see them as favourites to win the CBD Stadium clash. Fit-again Wales international Christian Doidge is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the triumph over Motherwell. The Accies did well to beat Kilmarnock thanks to Callachan’s goal from the penalty spot, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Hibbs, who are enjoying a very successful season.
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.