Foot Predictions shows the Scottish Premier League clash on Saturday between Hibernian and Hamilton Academical, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Hibernian host Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday looking to win their fourth game in recovery for the first time since October 2018.
In the meantime, the Accies have scored four points in their last two away games and can leave the bottom two places for the first time since September with a victory on Easter Road.
Hibernian failed to extend the winning streak to four matches on Wednesday night, as the Ross County match was postponed due to a frozen field.
Jack RossThe team, which is in third place in the Scottish Premiership, now clashes with Hamilton, after 14 days apart since the 2-0 win over Aberdeen.
After a drop in form that saw Hibs win only once in seven matches in all competitions between December 19 and January 11, the Edinburgh team have won four of their last five league games and are in the process of finishing between the first four, with a 10 point difference that separates them from Livingston in fifth place.
Hibs have a good record against Hamilton, having won seven of their last eight league games against them, drawing 1-1 in the other game in October 2019.
With the next four games against teams in the bottom half of the table, Ross hopes his team will be able to end the campaign with strength and reach the highest number of club points in the first division, with 67, an accumulated count during the 2017-18 season.
Hamilton extended his league unbeaten run to three matches after drawing 1-1 at St Mirren on Wednesday night.
Bruce Anderson scored his second goal in consecutive games since arriving from Aberdeen in January, which canceled Ilkay Durmusprevious effort to give Accies a precious spot on the road.
Brian RiceRoss’ men are now one point above Ross County, in the bottom position of the league, and are tied on points with Kilmarnock, after playing one game less.
The Accies travel to Hibs after taking five points from their last three matches, including an impressive 4-1 win at Motherwell last weekend.
However, Hamilton has lost each of his last five away games on Easter Road, in the Scottish Premiership, since a 3-1 win in August 2017.
If he scores three points on Saturday, the Accies will move out of the relegation playoff position and put Kilmarnock in tenth place, three points behind St Johnstone, which they will face next Wednesday.
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Earlier this week, Hibs announced that a player tested positive for coronavirus and is now isolating himself, although the player’s identity has not yet been revealed.
Midfielder Joe Newell is still out with a groin and left side injury Sean Mackie you have a thigh problem, but you can both take action in the next few weeks.
Martin Boyle – who has scored four goals in his last three matches, including two in the win over Aberdeen – is set to retain his place in the first team ahead of the top scorer Kevin Nisbet.
Hamilton is still without midfielders David Templeton (groin) and Lewis Smith (hamstring), who are suffering injuries.
Defender Aaron Martin, who suffered a foot injury against St Mirren, is in doubt for this weekend’s game and will be evaluated before the kick-off.
Rice could name the same starting lineup for the fourth consecutive game, which he would see Marios Ogkmpoe partnering with Bruce Anderson again in the attack.
Possible initial lineup of Hibernian:
Martian; McGinn, McGregor, Hanlon; Cadden, Gogic, Irvine, Doig; Murphy; Doidge, Boyle
Possible initial lineup of the Hamilton Academical:
Fulton; Hamilton, Odoffin, Easton; Hodson, S. Martin, Trafford, McMann; Callachan; Anderson, Ogkmpoe
Probability: Hibernian 2-2 Hamilton Academical
Hibs have beaten Hamilton twice this season, scoring seven goals in the process, and after getting back into shape in the past few weeks, they will have a chance to score three points again.
However, the Accies – which are desperate to escape the last two – have also improved in recent times and could prove to be a challenge for the hosts on Saturday.
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