Elgin v Hibernian Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th July 2019

Hibs to survive trip to League Two side

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Elgin v Hibernian Betting Tips – Scottish League Cup, 26th July 7.45pm

League Two side Elgin will be looking to cause an upset on home soil as they take on Premiership side Hibs. Elgin realistically needs to come up with a victory here to get themselves through to the next round. Hibernian will be defending top spot which they will do if they pick up a win. Read our predictions for Elgin v Hibernian.

Elgin v Hibernian Betting Odds*

Hibs 1/5
Draw 11/2
Elgin 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 24th, 2019 at 5:09 p.m.)

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Elgin News and Form

League Two’s Elgin are in with a shot at making it through to the next round. They landed a 2-1 road win in their first game of the group stage at Arbroath. Then they picked up a couple of points from a penalty shoot-out win over Alloa. In the Scottish League Cup, if there is a draw at 90 minutes, both teams get a point. Whoever wins the subsequent penalty shootout after a draw gets a bonus point.

Elgin – Draw Double Chance
3/1

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In their one home game played in the group, Elgin took a 3-0 win over Stirling. This has been some improvement from them because last season they had a terrible campaign finishing bottom of their group without earning a single point. They start their final match of this campaign three points behind leaders Hibs, two behind second-placed Arbroath.

 

Key-Facts – Elgin v Hibernian

  • Hibernian average two goals per game in the group
  • Hibs were losing quarter finalists last season
  • League Two’s Elgin will finish level with Hibs if they win in 90 minutes

 

Hibernian News and Form

Hibs are in control of Group C in the Scottish League Cup. It is eight points from their three games so far. It all started back away from home against Stirling where they took a bonus point in a penalty shootout. They followed that up with strong home performances, banking clean sheet wins over Alloa and then Arbroath. So Hibs are strong outright favourites to win in this final fixture.

There is a scenario where they could be caught by second-placed Arbroath. But were that to happen to Hibs they would probably get through as one of the best second-placed teams. Because they were in Europe last season, Hibs didn’t start the Scottish League Cup until the second round (last sixteen). They got through that with a 3-2 win over Ross at Easter Road, but then lost on a penalty shout out to Aberdeen in the quarter-finals.

Elgin v Hibernian Tips & Odds

Both teams to score 10/11
Hibs 2-1 correct score at 17/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 24th, 2019 at 5:09 p.m.)

Elgin v Hibernian Predictions

Hibs to win: Both teams to score in this fixture does look like a decent proposition. Elgin though will be entering into their toughest game of the group stage. They are probably going to come up short despite their confidence. Hibs to win & both teams to score.


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