Hibernian vs Dundee Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 15 November 2020

Hibs likely to be too good for Dundee

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ScotlandHibernian vs DundeeScotland
15 November 1630hrs
Football – Scotland – League Cup
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 3/4  odds taken 2000 GMT, Saturday 14 November

 

With qualification assured for both these teams it’s all about attempting to finish top and becoming seeded, will Dundee spring a surprise and get the better of their Premiership hosts?

 

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Hibernian Preview – After two very disappointing performances can Hibs bounce back with a victory in this one?

Defeat to Hearts in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup and then losing meekly chief rivals for third spot in the Scottish Premiership, Aberdeen, in consecutive weeks has made it a difficult time for Jack Ross who celebrates his first year in charge of the club this month. In a season which was going so well for them, it’s been a real change of pace and one which they have to recover from with champions Celtic visiting next week.

In many ways this could be the perfect game for Ross and his players. With qualification assured, they are playing at home to a lower division team and will hope to take confidence into the game next week.

 

Our betting prediction:
Hibs win/BTTS
9/4

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Hibs’ League Cup campaign to date has been effective without being overly impressive. They’ve defeated Highland League Champions Brora Rangers at home and League One teams Cove Rangers and Forfar but the last two have been hard-fought. This is not only a chance to get back on track but also to maintain a 100% record and top the section.
As ever, striking duo Kevin Nisbet and Christian Doidge will be looking to add to their goal tallies and continue forming what has been a very promising partnership to this point.

Dundee Preview – Will Dundee make it four straight wins in the section and finish above fancied rivals in the process?

It’s been a flawless League Cup campaign to date for Dundee who – like their opponents tomorrow – have won all three of their games, scoring eight goals and yet to concede.. The Dens Park club have beaten Cove Rangers and Forfar 3-0 whilst defeating Brora Rangers 2-0 away from home. That’s good enough to ensure their place in the last-16 and it would be an achievement if they are able to top the group and qualify with maximum points.

To do that, they’re going to have to something they haven’t managed since 2012 – and that’s beat Hibs.

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James McPake has captained Hibs in a couple of Scottish Cup finals in the past so knows all about their opponents tomorrow. McPake’s Dundee have recovered well from the 6-2 hammering they received against the other half of Edinburgh to open the league campaign last month. Since then they have won one and drawn twice in the league where the ultimate aim is to win promotion.

Ahead of that long-term aim, Dundee are hoping to do something they haven’t done for a while which is to have a decent run in the League Cup. The last time they reached the quarter-finals was 2009 – they’re essentially within a game of that round, now.

Hibernian vs Dundee Betting Advice

This is the first time the teams have met since Dundee’s relegation in 2019. Hibs are undoubted favourites to get the three points and with that will come top spot in this section and being seeded in the first knockout round. Dundee know that their goal difference means a point will be good enough for them to do that themselves.

Key Facts – Hibernian vs Dundee Betting Tip

  • Hibs got to the semi-final of this competition last year only to lose 5-2 against eventual winners, Celtic
  • Dundee have scored eight and yet to concede in their three games in this section
  • You have to go all the way back to 2012 for the last time Dundee were victorious over Hibs

 

Dundee have the players which can trouble Hibs but this is the sort of game Hibs need on the back of their disappointing results. With the short odds on the home win, back there to be at least three goals in this game – something that’s happened in 21 of Hibs’ last 25 home games.

Best Betting Odds for Hibernian vs Dundee

Hibernian: to win: 4/11 Betvictor
Draw: 19/5 at Betvictor
Dundee: 15/2 at Betvictor