Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Hibernian will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Livingston when they host Hamilton Academical at their Easter Road Stadium on Matchday 22. The Hibs aim to regain their spot in the top six, and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s football game. Wales international Christian Doidge, who found the net in the FA Cup draw with Dundee United at the weekend, will be the man to watch in the home team.
Hamilton, on the other hand, rolled over Edinburgh City 5-0 in the FA Cup round 4, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Hibernian. If we take a quick glance at head to head record, we will see that Hibernian do not suit Hamilton. In 2018 the Hibs crushed the Accies at Easter Road Stadium 6-0, meaning that the visitors do not feel comfortable when playing at Hibernian’s home ground.
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 (Hamilton):
Nicknamed the Accies, Hamilton are the Scottish Premier League club founded back in 1874. Hamilton’s home ground is New Douglas Park, the venue which was opened in 2001. The capacity of the stadium is only 6,018. The Accies clinched their first domestic trophy in the 1985/86 season, with the team finishing the process eleven points clear of second-placed Falkirk.
Two seasons later, Hamilton repeated the success, with the team clinching their third and last Scotland Premier League trophy in the 2007/2008 season. The Accies wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home ground, while blue and green are the dominant colours of their away kit. Fellow clubs based in Lanarkshire, Motherwell, and Albion Rovers, are considered the club’s main rivals.
Speaking of the club’s biggest win, you should bear in mind that Hamilton outclassed Morton 10-0 in May 2014. Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy is considered one of the most notable footballers who started their senior career at Hamilton.