Mar 13: Scottish League Cup Final Preview


HIBS take on Ross County in the League Cup Final at Hampden today and it’s a tough one to call. are offering 60-1 Hibs can complete the treble of promotion, League Cup and Scottish Cup – and while a trophy would be the icing on the cake I’m sure boss Alan Stubbs would settle for a return to the Premiership which will be via the play-offs.

The Scots firm offer 4-1 Hibs will be promoted but miss out on the League Cup and Scottish Cup and it’s 2-1 they end with three failures.

Once again we have the Championship side being favourites against a top-six Premiership outside and while it looks wrong I understand why Rangers and Hibs are being priced that way.

Hibs have been preparing for the Final in warmer climes and will hope to bring some sunshine to Leith with a win.

Rangers proved last week there is nothing for Championship clubs to fear from Premiership outfits as they dumped Dundee 4-0.

And indeed Hibs have already taken the scalps of Aberdeen, St Johnstone and Dundee United this season and face a Scottish Cup replay at Inverness in midweek.

Hibs are a best 11-8 with McBookie to win in 90 minutes and no bigger than 8-11 with the Scots firm to lift the trophy. County are 23-20 on the outrights and 21-10 with McBookie to triumph in normal time.

I don’t think there will be much in it but Hibs have a bit more quality in the shape of John McGinn, Liam Henderson, Jason Cummings and of course Anthony Stokes if he starts.

County are enjoying a super season but must have been jolted by back-to-back home defeats to Dundee United in the league and Scottish Cup.

They conceded three goals each time and that must be a worry for Jim McIntyre who will again be without first-choice keeper Scott Fox.

Hibs will be confident of getting at a dodgy back line and there should be goals in the game with over 2.5 paying 4-6 at bet365 and Betfred.

Gallus striker Cummings will fancy his chances of the opener and is 6-1 at McBookie and 85-40 anytime. There could be more value in McGinn to score at 6-1 with Coral and Henderson at 5-1 with the same firm.

County will look to Irishman Liam Boyce for goals while Alex Schalk also poses a threat.

It’s likely to be close so don’t rule out extra time and either team to win after an extra half hour is 6-1 with Skybet and to go to penalties pays 4-1.

McBookie are doing a bet £5 get £5 free on any market in the game so mine is on Henderson to score first at 15-1.

Recommended Bets

Hibs to lift trophy

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McGinn to score first*

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Over 2.5 goals

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    forshie 2 years ago

    Mr F, What are your thoughts on btts for this game?

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