UK time is: 19:12:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Five Reasons To Believe Hibs Will Beat The Drop

Killie visit Easter Road on Saturday knowing a draw will be enough to secure their Premiership status and thus leave Hibs staring into the abyss of a play off against Hamilton, Falkirk or Queen of the South.

The Hibees are in freefall with one win in 18 so what are the odds they can surprise even their most ardent fans and notch up only their third league victory this year?

Last meeting at Easter Road

Kilmarnock travelled to the capital looking to complete an Edinburgh double after defeating Hearts a few days previous but succumbed to a 3-0 defeat as the Hibees ran riot on an afternoon where the home side paid tribute to tragic under 20's starlet David Paul.

Goals from centre half Paul Hanlon, Paul Cairney and Lewis Stevenson wrapped up the points in perhaps Hibs best performance to date under Terry Butcher.

Vocal Support

Whenever the side have been backed vocally in recent matches against Killie they've prevailed.

A fine Scottish Cup tie at Rugby Park saw Hibs run out 4-2 victors back in March last year and the backing from more than 3000 fans provided an added edge to the players especially after the home side had twice came back from a goal behind to level proceedings.

Also, who can forget the 2007 CIS Cup Final against Saturdays opponents when nearly 40,000 supporters backed the side to a 5-1 victory.

Undefeated Against Kilmarnock

Remarkably Hibs are undefeated in their past eight encounters against the Rugby Park outfit with the last defeat against them back in April 2012.

Since then Hibs have won five and drawn 3 of the matches.

Full list :

22/02/2014 Away D 1-1
29/12/2013 Home W 3-0
24/08/2013 Away W 2-1
15/05/2013 Away W 3-1
03/03/2013 Away W 4-2
27/02/2013 Home D 2-2
23/12/2012 Away D 1-1
15/09/2012 Home W 2-1

Allan Johnstone

The Kilmarnock boss just doesn't seem very good and was the subject of both verbal and visual taunts from his own supporters at Tynecastle last week.

Made six changes to the side in midweek though to secure a 1-0 win over already safe St Mirren.

If Hibs can score early doors the pressure could show on the novice manager.

This run has to end sometime

Even if it's with a fluke or an offside goal, the disastrous run of form which has failed to yield a league victory since February surely has to end sometime and Saturday is a good place for it to be banished from memory.

The players are certainly giving the effort but need a little more luck on the park and boy do they need it more than ever.

A lucky 1-0 will do fine, a marvellous 4-0 even better.

Vital Hibernian is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined please give us a follow or a like!

Vital Hibernian on: facebook

Vital Hibernian on: twitter

Join Vital Hibernian

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Franck_Sauzee  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 8 2014

Time: 2:28PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Hibernian Articles

Wasps Look To Sting Hibees (Friday August 29 2014)

Duo On Trial At Easter Road (Friday August 29 2014)

Heffernan Rejected Saints Move (Thursday August 28 2014)

Hibs To Face Highland Test In Cup (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Stanton To The Rescue! (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Hibs v Dumbarton Line Up's (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Fontaine Signs Up For Hibs (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Nelson Departs For Cambridge (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Hibs Set To Capture Fontaine (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Hibs Look To Turn Corner (Monday August 25 2014)

Archived Hibernian Articles

List All Vital Hibs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Franck_Sauzee 242
2. Davie_T 114
3. Nribs 75
4. Hibbyowl 17
5. Cramond Hibee 14
6. Stanton Le God 12
7. BennyBrazil 6
8. iain9471 1

Breaking League News

Dundee United : 30/08/2014 18:42:00
Tangerines target Paisley
Dundee United : 29/08/2014 22:05:00
McCoist - We'll Keep Our Focus
Rangers : 29/08/2014 20:20:00
Inverness Set, Falkirk To Follow?
Rangers : 29/08/2014 20:11:00
McCoist - Own Enemies Against Queen's Park
Rangers : 29/08/2014 20:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do Hibs need to strengthen?
Suggested By:  Vital Hibs
Goalkeeping 8%
Defence 13%
Midfield 13%
Attack 66%