Hibernian vs Aston Villa

, KO: 17:45 Aug 23, 2023, Easter Road
Aston Villa

HIBERNIAN have switched from agony to ecstasy and back every couple of days since the new season began so it promises to be an emotional rollercoaster as they square up to Aston Villa in the UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs.

Lee Johnson's side started the campaign with a humiliating defeat to Inter Club d'Escaldes in Andorra but made amends by smashing six past the minnows back at Easter Road.

And while the Hibees upped their game to see off Swiss side Luzern in the next round, those two good European performances came after dismal domestic defeats to St Mirren and Motherwell.

Hibs failed to convince again at the weekend as they edged out Championship Raith Rovers at home in the League Cup last 16, with the 2-1 win bringing up one of my weekend super singles.

Fans will be hoping returning to the European stage can spark Hibernian back to life but they will need to up their game dramatically to stand any chance of shocking Aston Villa.

The new campaign also started on a sour note for Unai Emery's side as they were demolished 5-1 by Newcastle and lost key defender Tyrone Mings to a bad knee injury. But Villa roared back on Sunday by thumping Everton 4-0 to bring up both of Slips Tips' recommended bets.

Aston Villa were one of the form teams in England at the end of last term, winning 10 of their last 15 games, and if they hit anywhere near top form then it's hard to see the shaky Hibernian defence being able to cope.

How the bookies view it

Hibernian have been written off and are as big as 20/1 at Bet365 to qualify while the same firm have them a hefty 10/1 for a win at Easter Road. Aston Villa are 1/16 to reach the group stage at McBookie while the same firm price them at 2/7 for a victory in Leith. A stalemate in the first leg pays 9/2 with most firms.

Head to head

These sides have never faced off in a competitive game before and it's Aston Villa's first European tie against a Scottish team. But Hibernian have been involved in four battles of Britain, losing twice on aggregate to both Liverpool and Leeds. The last of those clashes was in 1975 and Hibs can take a little heart from the fact they beat Liverpool 1-0 at Easter Road before losing 3-1 in the Anfield return.

Players to watch

Hibernian spent big in the summer to sign Dutch striker Dylan Vente and are already getting plenty of bang for their buck with two goals in four appearances. He scored at Easter Road against Luzern and is 5/1 with Bet365 for a memorable goal against Villa.

After just two Premier League games, I'd be surprised if Emery rested a lot of his big hitters for the trip north. Moussa Diaby looks a shrewd signing already and the former Leverkusen star is 29/20 at Unibet for his second goal of the season.

Anything else catch the eye?

It will be an emotional night for John McGinn as the Aston Villa captain returns to his old club. The Scotland star was sensational in the weekend win over Everton and it might be worth backing him for an assist once that market is priced up. McGinn will be involved in a battle with Hibs midfielder Joe Newell and it could pay to back either of them for cards. The Aston Villa ace is 3/1 at Bet365 to fall foul of the ref while Newell, who has two yellows already this season, is 21/10 with the same firm.

Going for total cards could also be worthwhile as it can often get out of hand in a Battle of Britain. Paddy Power price over 5.5 cards at 9/5 while the same firm are offering 11/4 on a red card being flashed. Both teams play with speedy wingers so that could lead to plenty of corners. Paddy Power have the best price again in this market with over 10.5 corners at 23/20.

Defending has been the biggest problem for Hibs so far this season and they've yet to keep a clean sheet. We should see a few goals in this one and over 3.5 strikes is 6/4 at Betfair while Paddy Power price over 1.5 first-half goals at 11/8.

This match between Hibernian and Aston Villa will be played on Aug 23, 2023 and kick off at 17:45. Check below for our tipsters best Hibernian vs Aston Villa prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Hibernian Form
20 Aug 23
2 - 1
Raith Rovers

17 Aug 23
2 - 2

13 Aug 23
2 - 1

10 Aug 23
3 - 1

6 Aug 23
2 - 3
St. Mirren

Aston Villa Form
20 Aug 23
Aston Villa
4 - 0

12 Aug 23
Newcastle United
5 - 1
Aston Villa

28 May 23
Aston Villa
2 - 1
Brighton & Hove Albion

20 May 23
1 - 1
Aston Villa

13 May 23
Aston Villa
2 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur

Hibernian vs Aston Villa Betting Tips & Predictions
Joe Newell to be carded
Moussa Diaby anytime scorer
Over 1.5 first-half goals
  1. DSJ 4 months ago

    Over 3 Asian Goals 1.725/1 Bet365

    Happy to get involved with the goals here, as any followers in here will know games involving Hibs have produced the goals pretty much every week so far this year.

    This however is another step up for the boys from Easter Road…Aston Villa tore shreds out of Everton on Sunday and with a strong line up being out tonight I can only see one outcome, and by how many goals.

    Backing the Asian market gives us the insurance should just the 3 goals are scored, we get our money back and it’s something I believe still holds some nice value, when you consider Hibs record so far this year.

    • DSJ 4 months ago

      ✅ As easy as they come, this should have been much shorter in price.


Leave a reply

Get £20 In Free Bets at The Pools

18+, UK only. Deposit and place a £10 cash bet at single or accumulated odds of 1/1 or greater and we will give you £20 in free bets. Applies to first cash bet only. Free bets credited as 4 x £5 bets to use on 3x Any sport& 1x Virtuals. Cashed out, Void or ‘Draw No Bet’ wagers do not qualify for this promotion. Free bets are credited upon qualifying first bet settlement. 7-day free bet expiry. Available once per customer. Full T&Cs apply.


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Please gamble responsibly. For assistance with problem gambling please visit BeGambleAware.co.uk

About MFT  |  Support  |  Contact Us  | 18+  BeGambleAware Privacy Policy  | ©2023 12th Man Media Ltd.

All betting odds are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account