Simply the bets: Farid favourite to down old team

Farid El Alagui is aiming to score for the third game in a row. Pic: GREG MACVEAN

Farid El Alagui is aiming to score for the third game in a row. Pic: GREG MACVEAN

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HIBS striker Farid El Alagui is 13/2 to score two or more goals against former club Falkirk in tomorrow’s Championship clash at Easter Road.

The French-Moroccan ace, who has struck in each of the Hibees’ two league matches so far, is 5/1 with McBookie.com to notch the opener and 25/1 to grab a hat-trick.

After the blood and thunder of last Sunday’s derby, you can get 14/1 on both Hearts and Hibs having a player sent off in their games against Raith Rovers and Falkirk respectively.

Both Capital clubs are odds on to pick up three points tomorrow. Hearts are 20/23 to win at Stark’s Park while Alan Stubbs’ men are 4/5 to beat the Bairns. The double pays around 12/5.

With Osman Sow suspended for the Jambos, there could be some value in the first scorer market, although waiting on the starting line-ups will be vital. James Keatings is the 5/1 favourite, with last weekend’s heroes Sam Nicholson and Prince Buaben 10/1 and 16/1 respectively.

Hearts will be up against a few familiar faces and will need to keep the likes of Christian Nade and Calum Elliot quiet. The Raith strikers are both 11/5 to score against their old club.