Kick Off:- 15:00 GMT, Saturday 12 February 2011
Venue: Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh
Hibs are having a woeful season by their standards, having won only 5 out of a possible 24 so far, and are languishing in 3rd bottom spot in the league. However, included in those wins are a 3-0 demolition of Rangers, at Ibrox, back in November. So we know they can do it.
Kilmarnock, on the other hand, are enjoying an excellent season, playing well above expectation, and currently sitting 4th in the table.
Hibernian’s last 5 game record reads…[Hibernian’s score first]
2 February Home 2-0 vs St Mirren (SPL)
30 January Away 0-3 vs Dundee United (SPL)
26 January Home 0-2 vs Rangers (SPL)
22 January Away 0-2 vs Motherwell (SPL)
18 January Away 0-1 vs Ayr United (Scottish Cup)
Kilmarnock’s last 5 game record reads…
[Hearts score first]
2 February Away 1-0 vs Motherwell (SPL)
29 January Away 1-1 vs Hamilton Academicals (SPL)
22 January Home 1-1 vs Dundee United (SPL)
18 January Home 1-2 vs Hearts (SPL)
15 January Home 1-1 vs St Johnstone (SPL)
Kilmarnock just have the edge in meetings between the teams this season. The teams have met twice in the league, with each winning 2-1 at home to the other, but Killie have also managed a 3-1 home win back in September in the CIS Cup.
In spite of that, Hibs will head into this fixture with a bit of a boost to their fragile confidence, thanks to that 2-0 win last week (including an excellent goal from their star striker Derek Riordan) and that could be enough, together with home advantage, to just swing it for Hibs.
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