Elgin City vs Hibernian Match Info
Date: Friday July 26 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Borough Briggs
Referee: William Collum
Elgin City vs Hibernian Head-To-Head Record
1 previous competitive match
January 19 2019 (Scottish Cup): Hibernian 4-0 Elgin City
Elgin City vs Hibernian Stats
- Six of Hibernian’s last eight matches have contained under 2.5 goals
- Both teams have scored in six of Elgin City’s last eight games
- Shane Sutherland has scored four goals in Elgin’s three League Cup matches this season
Elgin City vs Hibernian Match Preview
Hibernian received a charmed draw for this season’s Scottish League Cup group stage and are expected to wrap up a place in the last 16 with a comfortable victory away to Elgin City.
The Edinburgh club are the only Premiership team in Group C and could have been expected to go through their four matches with a 100% record. That prospect disappeared in their first game, a 1-1 draw away to Stirling Albion, but they have certainly come good since then.
Hibs have won their two home fixtures 2-0 and 3-0 respectively against Alloa and Arbroath and if they triumph at Elgin, or prevail in a penalty shootout if the game ends as a draw, they will be guaranteed top spot in the table and go through to the knockout stage.
Elgin became a Scottish League club in 2000 but their first competitive meeting with Hibs came only this year, when they lost 4-0 at Easter Road in the Scottish Cup with Daryl Horgan bagging a double.
Gavin Price’s side enjoyed an excellent 3-0 victory over Stirling Albion last time out, continuing their improvement after a 2-1 defeat at Arbroath and a 3-3 draw at Alloa in which they won the resulting penalty shootout.
But there is a big gulf in quality and three league divisions between Elgin and Hibernian, so Paul Heckingbottom’s men should ease their way into the round of 16 with a win that makes Saturday’s game between Arbroath and Alloa relevant only in terms of who finishes second.
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Elgin City vs Hibernian Betting Tips
Hibernian to win and over 3.5 goals in the match @ 5/4 with bet365
Hibernian to win to nil @ 11/10 with bet365