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3 reasons Hibernian v Falkirk is the title tussle you can’t miss

| 24.03.2017

The stakes couldn’t be higher as Falkirk head to Easter Road this Saturday, looking to close the seven-point gap on Hibernian. For Neil Lennon’s men, victory would leave them with a surely insurmountable gap at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship table.

But the title race is just part of the reason this looks set to be a truly unmissable tie…

A goal-fest looks guaranteed

This clash pairs the two highest-scoring sides in the second tier, with both Hibs and the Bairns having netted at least five goals more than the nearest challengers.

The last eight meetings between the two clubs have also seen both teams find the net on every occasion, with three of those games producing four or more goals. With 11/10 on offer for Both Teams to Score and odds of 11/4 for Over 3.5 Goals, we think the value lies in backing the net to keep bulging here.

Falkirk ace keen to scupper old club

Having been sold by Hibernian following their relegation from the Premiership back in 2014, Falkirk’s Tom Taiwo will once again be looking to prove himself against his former employers – in probably the biggest game of the season.

Add to that the London-born midfielder’s red card during the pair’s November meeting, and there’s no doubt he’ll be determined to produce something special for his side. And you can back him to net anytime at 11/1.

There’s a title…and Ladbrokes Prem football at stake

Of course, we couldn’t go without mentioning the context around this game. Hibs are on track to end their three-year exile from the Ladbrokes Premiership, while Falkirk will be desperate to avoid having to go through the play-offs following last year’s heartbreak.

The stakes could hardly be higher.

Hibs are 8/13 favourites for victory, with 11/4 for the draw, while Falkirk are 19/4 to take all three points.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.