Weekend betting: Hibs and Hearts favourites

Jason Cummings is 4/1 to open the scoring for Hibs against Falkirk. Pic: Lisa Ferguson
Jason Cummings is 4/1 to open the scoring for Hibs against Falkirk. Pic: Lisa Ferguson
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It was Hibs who were celebrating a cup win last week and after a favourable draw against Arbroath they are now 20/1 to lift the trophy in May with Scottish bookmaker McBookie.

It is back to league duty on Saturday and outwith games against Hearts and Rangers, they face one of their hardest games with a trip to Falkirk. McBookie.com make them the 13/10 favourite to pick up all three points. Falkirk can be backed at 2/1, with the draw 5/2. Hibs are 1/5 to make the play offs whilst Falkirk are 3/1. This game could go a long way to deciding each clubs chances. It is now 11 games unbeaten for Alan Stubbs’ men and it is 4/11 that they will avoid defeat on Saturday

Falkirk won the game earlier in the season 1-0 and a similar scoreline can be backed at 12/1. However, it is 19/2 that it is Hibs who are celebrating that result. A 2-1 victory is the favourite correct score for a Hibs win at 9/1. However, it is a 1-1 draw at 7/1 that is the shortest price.

Amazingly, after having never scored in his senior career, David Gray was on the scoresheet for the second time this season last weekend. He is just 22/1 for first goal and 7/1 to score again. It makes sense to see who starts up front for Hibernian due to the fact that Dominique Malonga is suspended, before placing any first scorer bets. Jason Cummings at 4/1 is probably a safe option. Sam Stanton scored a midweek hat-trick for the U20’s and he is 14/1 to score first

Hearts will be hoping for some better refereeing decisions when they entertain QoS on Saturday and will be looking to get back to winning ways. The good news is that McBookie.com make them the red hot 1/2 favourites to make it another win. The Doonhamers are 11/2, with the draw 10/3. The cup defeat whilst hard to take will mean that Hearts can concentrate on the league title for which they are now 1/3 clear favourites.

Hearts have scored exactly three goals against Queens in their last three encounters. It is 17/10 that they can manage that feat once more. 3-1 and 3-0 can both be backed at 12/1. 3-3 which was the result in the other game is a massive 90/1.

James Keatings put in a thankless performance against Celtic last week and he is also 13/10 to be rewarded with a goal. With Morgaro Gomis suspended it is likely that Prince Buaben will feature from the start and he looks a good bet at 4/1 to score at anytime.

Despite the short price this will still be a big test for Hearts in their attempt to go through the whole season unbeaten. McBookie.com have cut that price from 12/1 to 6/1 in recent weeks.