Easter Road, Sunday, 12.45pm

WITH the Old Firm derby a distant memory, the biggest game in Scotland is the Hibs v Hearts derby.

And it used to be one of the easiest games to predict with the Jambos dominating their city rivals for years.

There was a time when the Tynecastle men just had to turn up to win but not anymore.

Stung by last season's 5-1 Scottish Cup Final defeat to their city rivals, Pat Fenlon added steel to his side and is unbeaten in three capital clashes since.

The neighbours have drawn twice in the SPL and Hibs gained some revenge for that Hampden horror show with a 1-0 win when they were paired in the Scottish Cup fourth round back in December.

Whether you agree if the balance of power is shifting or not – just look at the prices for the Sunday kick-off.

Hibs are favourites at a biggest 13-8 with the likes of William Hill, bet365 and BetVictor – and I reckon they'll justify the odds for two reasons. One is Leigh Griffiths and the other the League Cup Final.

Hearts fans may jump at the 15-8 on offer from Coral after Gary Locke's men ended a run of six defeats with an impressive victory against St Johnstone in midweek.

Griffiths took his tally for a superb season to 22 at Kilmarnock last week and will be itching to show Gordon Strachan he's worth a look, especially if there are any Scotland call-offs for the World Cup double header.

Hibs fan Griffiths will take more delight than most from netting against the Jambos and is 4-1 at bet365 and BetVictor to score first to hit the opener and 5-4 at bet365 to strike at anytime.

Against a Hibs side who have scored eight in three games the Jambos might lack the firepower – and won't be handed gifts the way they used to. I'm on Hibs to win and it could be to nil at 7-2 (various).

Recommendations

Griffiths to score first
(4-1, bet365, BetVictor)

Hibs to win to nil
(7-2, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Coral)

Note: If the ref and linesman had been doing their job or goal-line technology was available these two bets were in. It should have been 1-0 Hibs, Griffiths first scorer. We wiz robbed!

37 Comments
  1. Guido 8 years ago

    Bedtime for Danny boy..fore he gets a ban..note note Dan! ;-)

    • Guido 8 years ago

      nite nite Dan I mean..;-)

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Guido, we’ll let him off saying it was his 21st. Happy birthday Danny – and remember you’re a big boy now.

    • Danny 8 years ago

      cheers Paul mate big boy a feel aboot 140 the now woke up at approx. 1.30 and the people over the fence huv a bday party on the go a huge bouncy castle and hunners a screamin waens nae use for ma napper the old yins seem to be steemin wae there own tunes on just got a rather nice neck chain ma maws ironing ma gear and the auld boys wants round 2 so were gawn oot soon fur a nice munch then to the casino again

  2. Danny 8 years ago

    wit ma getting a ban fur Guido

  3. Guido 8 years ago

    widna wanna se ya getting a ban Dan..lotta sensitive souls oot there :-)

  4. Danny 8 years ago

    Mate a saw yer comments a few week ago nae need ae mention names know in ma drunken stuper a came across as an absolute w**ker an that’s know who a am a respect everywan and there opinions, am spot on wid help everyone in a time of badturns am on this site tae try help people find winners fur punters a don’t hink u saw ma comment last week someday asked my opinion on the late bet an a sung yer praises for bein the tipster for that certain area of the market NAE HARD FEELINS MATE

    • Guido 8 years ago

      Danny, dunna worry aboot it..no problem fella. None of us saints!!..no herd feelins..dunna be daft :-)

  5. Danny 8 years ago

    aye bran spankin mate hope fur a few winners the mawra good few standout bets yer no wrang naebody in this world is perfect everywans dun summit thare nae proud off sweet as a nut seen as how yer on the late bets tippin its ure duty too dig oot the good bets in the mls mate murder fur winners but a hink btts isnae bad good dohraymee making oppertunitys

  6. Guido 8 years ago

    Good to chill oot Dan..good swally etc good fur ya….nun of us perfect/no big deal man :-)

  7. Danny 8 years ago

    that’s it mate hud a crackin nyt celebratin ma 21st at the table GLESGA INVERNESS NEWCASTLE MANCHESTER LONDON ITALY SPANISH NEWZEALAND LEBANESE MACEDONIA an the main 1 an Aussie at the table what a shock lol wit a f**kin laugh once the drinks were flowin naebody new wit each other were saying all pished great laugh until the maco cracked a disgustin joke infront of ma maw/females twice wis ready a gee him a dunt wae the napper know 5.30am here gearin up fur ma hangover but stull boozin so its a tricky situation know

  8. alex walker 8 years ago

    What did you mean with your coment queers poofs and junkies? Are you refering to people from edinburgh?

  9. Danny 8 years ago

    a wid imagine so last time a wis it tyncastle aged 15 3,000 Rangers fans were all singin it so it must be wits its aboot a wis forcd ae go a preferred ae play the game masel don’t get me wrong ye get intae bussin it aboot Scotland in the Baltic weather watchin mediocre fitbaw

  10. Knottsy 8 years ago

    Dunno if any of u are watchin the boxing but im on darren barker rounds 1-6 @ 15/8.

  11. Danny 8 years ago

    perfectly honest a couldny give a monkeys about Rangers Celtic Hibs Hearts Aberdeen its all a lot of shite staying in Perth Australia hus turned me intae a rug on vallium simply not interested watch the Englsih fitbaw n Europe fur a bit a interest that’s boot it

  12. alex walker 8 years ago

    So why say that about people who stay in edinburgh?

  13. Danny 8 years ago

    haha been called worse mate dusny really phase me 1 iota wit someday 12000 miles away in Scotland says when firms like Thomas cook and comet go intae administration ye know its bad days haha

  14. Greig 8 years ago

    Gae it a rest boys! Got a couple of top drawer tipsters on here over the last few days and don’t imagine they want involved in this pish

  15. alex walker 8 years ago

    greg your rite but am not taken that shite of a drunk blue nose on the other side of the world! We are not al queer or junkies!

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Alex, Danny, just back from my night out and hoped I wouldn’t return to a mess. Admin will of course delete some of the earlier comments but glad to see you’ve kinda kissed and made up.

  16. Danny 8 years ago

    mate everywan on the site is a good tipster in there own way its jut a giggo know the regulars on the site no the script

    Alex u might chill oot wan day

    THE SUN IS SHINING THE WEATHER IS SWEET

  17. alex walker 8 years ago

    The sun always shines on leith! God bless the hibs!

  18. Danny 8 years ago

    funny you should say that its always been sunny in Leith when ive been there bar one time git lost in Dalkeith looking fur the spire hospital 9 month ago

  19. alex walker 8 years ago

    Just hope its sunny the 2morow! But it will be frezzin thats for sure! 2-1 to the cabbage. Followed by another 2-1 to liverpool.

  20. Danny 8 years ago

    aways a bonus when the suns oot fur any game never mind a derby used ae make me feel better boot bein fulla buckie n ching it 9 in the morning lol fancy the both them to go air the 2.5 goals double roon aboot the 3/1 mark

  21. alex walker 8 years ago

    Might have a bit of that. No the buckie! Thats shit!

  22. Danny 8 years ago

    lol double looks good aye lol typical weegie drunk a have a shop 1hr20min roon trip boozers called devine cellars sells buckfast a shit ye not $19 a botto they sell an absolute power ae it the Perth Rangers n Celtic supporters clubs are all 15 minute walk from it

  23. Knottsy 8 years ago

    Rotolo retires on his stool at end of 4th. Hope someone else got on Barker rounds 1-6 @ 15/8!!

  24. Bryan 8 years ago

    I wish you’d speak English Danny. It’s so difficult to understand your posts.

  25. james mccann 8 years ago

    what a shocker from the linesman.cant beleive he never seen that,what a joke.could of cost you a good return mr f.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      James, it cost me a right few quid and also it would have been exactly as I stated in the paper and on the site. Hibs to win and Griffiths to score first. Can’t believe it really because it was so far in. I’m feeling even more pissed than yesterday when I missed the first 10 minutes of the Bankies game when cops pulled me over for a spot check. All documents were in order but my plea to make the game on time fell on deaf ears.

    • Pat 8 years ago

      I had Hibs winning, Griffith FGS and AGS. That blind linesman cost me a serious whack.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Pat, I am feeling your pain.

    • Pat 8 years ago

      Footy betting has not been kind to me, the boxing last night really saved my bacon. No chance B365 will give a few quid in ‘good faith’ :D

  26. Hughie 8 years ago

    Shocker linesman if any one had draw on they owe him a pint.

  27. The Real Lionel Messi 8 years ago

    Just back from Easter road! Devastated had a small fortune on my cabbage and ribs to win and I’ve been mugged! Nice to see some punters getting paid out though. Well done Paul great work.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Lionel, it was a real shame for Hibs and everyone who backed them. At least Griffiths backers should be happy.

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