Hibs v Dundee: Team news, starting XI, how to watch key Betfred Cup clash

Hibs host Dundee in what is a must-win Betfred Cup fixture at Easter Road to ensure they progress as one of the seeded teams.

By Joel Sked
Saturday, 14th November 2020, 2:45 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th November 2020, 3:12 pm
Hibs face Dundee for the first time since Febraury 2019. Picture: SNS
Hibs face Dundee for the first time since Febraury 2019. Picture: SNS

Jack Ross, who has been in charge at Easter Road for a year, will be without some key men for the clash as they team look to bounce back from two disappointing defeats, in the Scottish Cup to rivals Hearts and to Aberdeen in the league.

Seeding will make sure they avoid Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Motherwell and Hearts.

They face a Dundee side that have had a difficult start to the Championship season with just one win from four, conceding ten in the process, but have won all three Betfred Cup fixtures so far without conceding.

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Hibs team news: Kyle Magennis (hamstring) and Lewis Stevenson (ankle) will miss out due to injury. Jack Ross will also be without Alex Gogic, Ofir Marciano and Ryan Porteous who are all on international duty.

Predicted XI: Barnes; McGinn, McGregor, Hanlon; Boyle, Newell, Mallan, Wright; Doig; Nisbet, Doidge.

Dundee team news: James McPake has recently added goalkeeper Adam Legzdins to the squad while former Hibee Liam Fontaine has been training with the club. There is a doubt surrounding striker Jonathan Afolabi.

Predicted XI: Legzdins; Elliot, Kerr, McGhee, Marshall; Adam, Byrne, Anderson; McDaid, McGowan, Mullen.

Match details: Sunday, November 15. Kick-off 4.30pm, Easter Road, Edinburgh.

How to watch: The match is live on Premier Sports with coverage starting at 4pm. The draw for the last-16 will follow the conclusion of the match.

Last meeting: The Friday night meeting back in February 2019 produced six goals at Dens Park as Hibs won 4-2 under Paul Heckingbottom with Marc McNulty and Florian Kamberi linking up excellently. They scored three between them with Stevie Mallan grabbing the other.

Key stat: It is closing in on 7,000 days – more than 19 years – since Dundee last won at Easter Road. Steven Milne scored a late winner for the visitors with the Hibees down to ten men back in 2001.

Referee: John Beaton – The official takes charge of Hibs for the first time since the opening day win over Kilmarnock.

Odds: Hibs 2/5 Draw 7/2 Dundee 7/1

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