Take Hibs to down Dons
Gareth Friel looks ahead to this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and expects Hibernian to beat Aberdeen.
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Hibernian may have been criticised by Neil Lennon for their approach against Celtic last weekend but it did take their unbeaten home run to four games since they lost on the opening day by Motherwell.
Pat Fenlon's side sit fifth in the Scottish Premiership table, two points behind Saturday's visitors to Easter Road Aberdeen.
The Dons were 1-0 winners over Dundee United last Saturday but were beaten at Ross County and drew with St Mirren in their last two away outings.
Derek McInnes has made a solid start as Aberdeen boss but they still cannot be trusted, particularly on the road despite impressive wins at Motherwell and Partick.
Given how both sides have performed in recent weeks I see no reason for Hibs such a big price for this one and they are worth backing.
Another home team that look too big are Ross County.
They host Inverness in the Highland derby on Friday night on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Kilmarnock.
But they have won their last two at Victoria Park, against Aberdeen and Hearts and will feel they have an excellent change to extend their unbeaten home league run against their rivals which stretches back to 2003 (seven games).
Terry Butcher's Caley Thistle were flying but have fallen four points behind Premiership leaders Celtic following successive defeats against St Johntsone and Partick.
ICT start as favourites and rightly so but the Staggies seem really good value for victory.