HIBS take on Dundee United in the fourth and final League Cup quarter-final tonight – so who will join Celtic, Ross County and St Johnstone in the last four?
Both sides had great results at the weekend so it’s not an easy one to call and it could in the end come to which team fancies a cup run ahead of potentially three points in vital league matches at the weekend.
I’ve read nothing to suggest either manager will rotate but it’s worth keeping an eye on team news and possibly even wait for line-ups before having a punt.
Bookies have reacted to Hibs ending Rangers’ perfect league start by making them hot favourites to win at Easter Road.
Alan Stubbs’s men will take great confidence from Sunday’s result but have had only two full days to pick themselves up for the cup clash. If Hibs aren’t jaded they could be worth backing at 5-4 McBookie.
They knocked out Aberdeen in the previous round and now have Rangers’ scalp but I’d prefer a bigger price.
United handed new boss Mixu Paatelainen his first win against Ross County so the ex-Hibs player and manager will be looking forward to his return to Easter Road. The Tangerines are 12-5 at bet365 with the draw paying the same price at McBookie.
Best bet could be Jason Cummings to score at any time at 9-5 with Paddy Power. The cocky young striker netted in the wins against Aberdeen and Rangers as well as in the 6-2 Challenge Cup defeat to the Ibrox men at the start of the season.
Cummings has scored in his last five and has eight in 10 outings. To score first he is 6-1 at Ladbrokes.
Billy Mckay hit United’s goal at the weekend and is 15-8 with McBookie to net.
Eight of the last 10 meetings between the sides have seen both score and that pays 14-19 at 888sport.
Cummings to score
(9-5, Paddy Power)
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