IT’S cup week in Scotland too and our man Willie Duncan (@Willie_Duncan) has lined up an Overs shout on one of the games.
Raith Rovers v Hibs | Saturday 15:00
Up for the Cup? I certainly am and I can’t wait to get along to Tynecastle on Saturday night to see the 2016 Scottish Cup winners (hopefully) put Aberdeen to the sword (possibly).
Before that, though, my focus will be on Hearts’ Edinburgh rivals Hibernian as they make a potentially tricky trip to Fife to face Raith Rovers on Saturday afternoon. This promises to be a Cup cracker and I fancy goals galore when these two sides lock horns.
Yes, it ended 1-0 to the Hibees when these sides met last week, but the Scottish Cup is that little bit different, without the pressure of points and I expect to see both sides open up a bit in Kirkcaldy.
Seven of Raith’s 10 competitive home fixtures thus far this term have seen three or more goals scored – including a 2-1 win for Alan Stubbs’ side at Stark’s Park in October.
No fewer than 15 goals have been scored in Hibs’ last four away matches and, with Jason Cummings in fine form in Scotland’s second tier, Hibs fans will be dreaming of lifting this piece of silverware for the first time since 1902. (You knew that I’d mention that somewhere, didn’t you?)
There’s a long way to go until we get to that stage, though, and, in the meantime, it’s worth noting that each of Raith’s last five home fixtures in this competition has produced more than three goals, while the last Scottish Cup meeting between these sides ended in a thrilling 3-2 win for the Fifers at Easter Road back in 2014.
Just the three goals are needed to see this selection land, though, for I’m all over “overs” at 4/5 ahead of this Cup crunch. Over 2.5 goals between Raith Rovers and Hibs at 5/6 is my best bet from Scotland this weekend.
Raith Rovers v Hibs – Over 2.5 Goals (5/6 888 Sport)
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