Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Kilmarnock and Hibernian face each other at Rugby Park on day 12 of the new Scotland Premiership campaign. Kilmarnock have been in a splendid form of late, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive win in the league. The Killie impressed in a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Livingston, and they are surely capable of matching Hibernian at home ground. The Hibs, on the other hand, failed to turn their dominance into goals in a goalless draw with ten-man Ross County.
Hibernian, though, are enjoying a very successful season, and seeing that there will be no spectators at Rugby Park, we are tempted to put our money on draw. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, meaning that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Hibernian’s last two games in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Stuart Findlay):
Stuart Findlay is a Scottish footballer who plays for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League. Born on September 14, 1995, Findlay is a product of the Celtic football school. However, despite spending his youth career at Celtic Park, the Scottish footballer did not see any game action with the Hoops at the senior level.
After ending his loan spells with Greenock Morton, Dumbarton, and Kilmarnock, Stuart Findlay signing a deal with EPL side Newcastle United in the summer of 2016. He made his debut for the Magpies in the FA Cup game against Birmingham City on January 18, 2017.
One year later, he decided to return to Kilmarnock, signing a loan deal with Rugby Park outfit. In July 2018, he joined the Killie permanently. Speaking of his international career, Findlay scored on his debut for the Scotland national team in a 6-0 win over San Marino on October 13, 2019.
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.