Hibernian only just squeezed into the Ladbrokes Premiership Play-offs semi-final as they overcame a 1-0 defeat at Raith Rovers at Easter Road with early goals from John McGinn and Darren McGregor. However, they face a far sterner test with Falkirk arriving in town.
Peter Houston’s Bairns are unbeaten in their last six away games, and have only lost once in all competitions since January, with a hard-fought away victory at Morton and that memorable 3-2 home triumph over Rangers the pick of the bunch – and Hibs appear unlikely to best them here.
The capital club do boast a strong home record, but they haven’t beaten Falkirk on their own patch since 2009, with the men in blue-and-white taking three draws and two wins at Easter Road in that time.
There’s also no question that the Bairns have plenty of fighting spirit. They recovered a point from 2-0 down with 10 men on their last visit to Edinburgh and twice came from behind to get a draw at Raith Rovers on their most recent away trip.
Hibs are 7/10 to win, and Alan Stubbs’ men have made Leith a tough place for opponents this season, but with Falkirk losing just two away games in the Ladbrokes Championship this season, the Cabbage look to have met their match here.
The best bet on the result looks to be a draw (11/4) while Falkirk to win could prove popular at 10/3 considering their record here. However, the visitors have drawn their last three away trips 2-2, and the smart money may be on a repeat of that scoreline at 14/1.
The Bairns also boast April’s Ladbrokes Championship Player of the Month, Will Vaulks, with the Wirral native now having netted six times this season from midfield.
The former Tranmere Rovers man is 16/1 to open the scoring with Hibs hitman Jason Cummings the 7/2 favourite to net first.
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