This is a meeting of two red-hot sides, as two of the sides who lead the way in the form table go head to head. Both sides have 17 points from their last eight matches – a total that hasn’t been bettered by any Premiership side. That run has to come to an end for one of these two sides, but just who will take three points from this clash at Rugby Park? While Hibernian come in ahead in the table, could we see an upset from Kilmarnock in front of their own fans?
Looking at their respective results home and away, you’d have to make Hibs the favourites; which is exactly what the bookies have done. However, things have been changing for both sides of late, as Hibs have begun to lose their way on their travels. Meanwhile, Killie are storming up the table with some impressive results. Will they continue that form by pulling off a result against Neil Lennon’s side on Saturday afternoon?
The form of the pair should make for a great live game, while it’s always good to head to a ground where momentum is clearly brewing. Kilmarnock are heading in to this game having won their last seven matches at home, which is a great run. That streak is no mean feat, as they’ve beaten the top two sides at Rugby Park during that run. Despite that great form, Killie are clearly being written off going in to this clash. Can they continue their great form by securing a result in this game?
Killie are coming in to this game having lost just one of their last 12 matches. Meanwhile, Hibs have two wins from their last six on the road, failing to score in three of their last five. Given their fantastic winning run, we think Killie are overpriced going in to this game. That has us backing the hosts on the double chance market, while we’re going for a 2-1 victory for Steve Clarke’s side.
Kris Boyd has been rolling back the years for Killie, and he’s played a key role in their impressive form. The striker may be 34, but he’s been a big part of Killie’s strong form. The Scottish forward has scored seven times in their seven game winning run, while he has eight goals in nine league matches. With that kind of form behind him heading in to this clash, Boyd should prove to be a big threat to Hibs on Saturday. Having scored two vital goals in his last three clashes with Hibs, we’re backing him to find the net here.
Head To Head
Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings between these two sides at this ground.
Kilmarnock vs Hibernian Stats
- Kilmarnock have won by a single goal in four straight home matches.
- All bar one of the hosts’ home wins this term have been by a single goal.
- Hibs have found the net in 89% of their league matches this season.