APOLOGIES Raith Rovers and Falkirk fans but the match of the night comes from Easter Road as Hibs host rivals Hearts in a huge game for both clubs.
It's a match I've been looking forward to and it's two clubs I've been keeping close tabs on having tipped them multiple times this season, especially Hibs.
Hibs are quite rightly favourites but strange things happen in derbies and with Hearts claiming a massive win at home to Rangers on Saturday it's probably best looking at the goals corners and card markets.
Elsewhere, there are lower-league games in Scotland and while I'm not going to back them, Partick Thistle should beat QoS in their relegation tussle at evens.
In England, Billericay are at home which means another stats-based over 1.5 second-half goals.
Hibs vs Hearts (KO 7.45pm)
The Easter Road faithful were fearing tonight's game was going to be postponed had Hearts and Rangers ended in a draw on Saturday but they needn't have worried as the Jambos inflicted yet another defeat on Rangers to make it another season without silverware for the Ibrox club.
The match is sold out and we should be in for a cracker with Hibs looking to make inroads on Motherwell and Aberdeen while Hearts are looking to ease their real relegation fears.
Hibs as you know have been terrific for goals and were great to watch as they brushed aside ICT on Friday night. Boyle, Allan, Docherty, McNulty and Doidge are a formidable attacking force and a pleasure to watch, they have pace in abundance and on the counter they are as good as anyone in the league.
It's a different story at the back though – I've been critical of Hibs' defensive frailties this season especially at home and rightly so. They've conceded in 15 of their 18 matches, conceding 2 or more in 11 of those games which is a horrific stat.
Livingston, Ross County, Kilmarnock, St Johnstone, Morton, Dundee United and ICT have all visited the capital and found the net twice and it still has to be a real concern for Jack Ross. They look extremely vulnerable from crosses and setplays and I'm sure Hearts will be looking to exploit that.
Recent derby matches haven't lived up to expectation but I don't see us being short of action tonight. I really can't see Hibs keeping a clean sheet and that bodes well for goals as I'd be stunned if Hibs didn't net at least once. Over 2.5 goals pays 10-11 and is worth taking on.
It's a derby match under the floodlights in front of a full house on what will likely be a wet and slippy pitch. Should be no shortage of cards – the way Hibs break at pace is going to be a tough to contain and I can see Hearts receiving a few cards (jut ask ICT). Kevin Clancy is the man in the middle and he has shown 17 yellows and 2 reds in is last 4 games.
Be interesting to see how the Hearts rearguard cope with Hibs pace – Michael Smith looks the best shout for a card (will put some player cards up once I see the line-ups).
Been no shortage of corners in Hibs home games and I feel the betbuilder is the best way to go here.
- Over 1.5 goals, Over 7.5 corners, Over 3 cards
- 21/20 (bet365) (NAP)
Billericay vs Havant &Waterlooville (KO 7.45pm)
Eight of Billericay's last 10 home games have seen at least two second-half goals – I've been on the last 4 and taking it again tonight in what is a massive game for both sides.
- Over 1.5 second-half goals
- 5/6 (bet365)