Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After holding Celtic to a draw in Glasgow, Hibernian will be aiming to put an end to their four-game winless run in the Premiership when they face Kilmarnock on Matchday 24. Kevin Nisbet’s late goal gave the Hibs a confidence boost, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Kilmarnock.
The Killie, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Hamilton, but given their poor away record in the Scotland Premier League, we are tempted to put our money on Hibernian this time out. You should bear in mind that Kilmarnock have already suffered seven defeats on the road in the 2020/21 Premiership campaign. The likes of Dicker, Millen, and Ibsen Rossi are all out of contention with injuries for the visitors, while Allan, Mackie, Magennis, and Marciano are unlikely to feature for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Christian Doidge):
Over the years Christian Doidge has established himself as one of the best attackers in Scotland Premiership. Born on August 25, 1992 in Newport, Doidge is a Wales international who plays for Hibernian in the Scottish top flight.
He is a product of the Southampton football academy, but he did not see any game action in the Premier League with the Saints. The towering striker played for Bristol Rovers during his youth career as well before joining Cwmbran Celtic at senior level. He played for the likes of Barry Town, Carmanthen Town, Dag & Red, Dartford (loan), Forest Green Rovers, and Bolton Wanderers (loan) as well before signing a deal with the Hibs.
Christian Doidge made his Scotland Premier League debut on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 win over St. Mirren. The Wales attacker scored his first league goal for the Hibs against the same opponent three months late. Doidge has yet to receive a call-up for the Wales national football team.
Highlighted Team (Kilmarnock):
Founded on January 5, 1869, Kilmarnock are the oldest professional club in Scotland. The Killie welcome their opponents at Rugby Park, the stadium with the artificial turf. The venue, which was opened back in August 1899, can hold up to 17,889 people.
Kilmarnock won their first and only Scotland Premier League trophy in the 1964/65 season despite being level on points with Hearts at the end of the season. Fellow Ayrshire club Ayr United are considered the Killie’s bitterest rivals. The two teams have been facing each other in the Ayrshire derby since September 1910.
Dark blue is the dominant colour of the club’s home kit, while Kilmarnock footballers wear yellow and blues kit when playing on the travels. The Killie recorded their biggest win back in 1896, with the team beating Saltcoats Victoria 13-2 in the second round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup. The club suffered their biggest defeat in August 1938 as they were hammered by Celtic 9-1 in the Scottish League Division.