Simply the bets: Hearts 13/8 for title, Hibs 14/1

Hibs currently trail Hearts by six points

Hibs currently trail Hearts by six points

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Bookies believe Hibs have now dropped out of the Championship title race and that it is now a two-way fight between Rangers and Hearts.

Following successive league defeats to Hearts and Falkirk, Alan Stubbs’ side have drifted to 14/1 for the title with McBookie. They started the season as 6/1 shots.

By contrast, league leaders Hearts have shortened to 13/8 following a perfect run of three wins out of three after starting the campaign at 7/2.

Rangers, despite their indifferent start to the campaign, remain favourites at 1/2 to finish at the top of the tree.

Hearts are expected to continued to maintain their flawless start at home to Falkirk tomorrow. Robbie Neilson’s men are the clear 4/6 favourites, while Falkirk are 19/5 to win, with the draw available at 3/1.

Hearts’ forwards have all started the season in good form, giving Robbie Neilson something of a selection dilemma for today’s match. Osman Sow returns after suspension and he is 9/2 to score first, while James Keatings, last week’s hat-trick hero, is available to back at the same price. Gary Oliver, who has scored in his last two outings, is 13/2 to net first.

Hibs are also odds-on this weekend, with McBookie offering 17/20 for them to win at Alloa. The home side are 3/1, with a draw available to back at 14/5.

After their spirited late fightback against Dumbarton in the League Cup in midweek you can get 17/2 that Hibs once again come from behind to win.

One area where Hibs will be hoping to improve is in defence, where they are yet to record a clean sheet. They are 19/10 to manage that tomorrow.

Farid El Alagui, with four goals in five competitive matches, is 4/1 to open the scoring.