Can Hibs bounce back from their weekend loss to Celtic when they take on Motherwell this week? The Easter Road side drew a rare blank in their trip to Glasgow, which saw them lose 1-0 to the champions. However, they can quickly make things right when they take on Motherwell on Wednesday night, with Neill Lennon and his side aiming for three points to solidify their place in the top four. Given that they already have a 10 point lead over sixth placed Motherwell, a victory here would be a huge boost for the hosts.
Motherwell are fresh off a result in Edinburgh, following a 1-1 draw away to Hearts on Saturday. They broke the Jambos long running clean sheet streak, and secured a point at the only side separating them and Hibs in the table. That’s marked a strong start to the New Year, but can they continue that away to the Easter Road side?
While Hibs have suffered a few defeats of late, they aren’t going to be an easy side for Motherwell to win away to. For starters, the visitors have a single point from their last six matches, which is an awful return. Their away record is among the worst in the division, and that’s left them excluded from the conversation when it comes to the European spots.
Of course, the main problem for the visitors is the fact that they concede far too many goals. They have shipped 1.92 goals per game on their travels this season, while it’s bound to leave them exposed away to a Hibs side who have talent up front. The visitors have conceded in 83% of their away trips going in to this midweek fixture, and we can’t see them keeping a clean sheet here.
Hibs have made quite a habit out of high scoring home matches this season, with 82% of their games at Easter Road in the league seeing both teams score. While that will worry Neil Lennon, he hasn’t been able to do anything about it. His side have conceded in 91% of their home matches, and they’re now taking on a Motherwell side who have scored 1.17 goals per game on the road this term. On top of that, Motherwell have scored in their previous six trips here, with both teams scoring in five of those, which has us backing BTTS in Wednesday’s meeting.