Newly-promoted Dunfermline Athletic go into Saturday’s clash with Hibernian as 7/5 favourites in bwin’s 3Way football betting market, but the value lies in backing the visitors to claim victory at 9/5.
Colin Calderwood’s men have endured a torrid start to the season, which has seen a solitary victory at Inverness overshadowed by four losses, including a derby-day defeat to Hearts.
Despite this poor form, that one victory was achieved away from home, and Hibs have a fairly good record at East End Park.
Although Dunfermline recorded a 1-0 success in the last league meeting between the two sides in April 2007, it was their first win on home soil in this fixture since December 2001.
Four out of the seven league meetings in between these two games ended in draws and another stalemate this weekend is available to bwin customers at 9/4.
The Dunfermline faithful only witnessed one defeat at East End Park last season on their way to promotion as First Division champions, but the Pars are yet to set the world alight this campaign.
Jim McIntyre’s side have not won in front of their own fans and in their last match against Motherwell, they found themselves 2-0 down at the break. With the home crowd potentially growing anxious about when they will next see their side victorious, it could be well worth backing Hibs to take an early lead.
The Edinburgh outfit are good bets at 23/10 to be in front at half-time and if you fancy Dunfermline to suffer the same fate – being 2-0 down at the interval – for the second home game running, it can be backed at big odds of 12/1.
A successful £25 free bet, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, on Hibernian to be 2-0 up at half-time on Saturday would return a massive £325.
The ESPN television cameras will be present for the 12.45 pm kick off and there could well be plenty of entertainment for football betting fans watching the game.
Having conceded ten goals apiece in their first six league games, it is clear to see both the Pars and Hibs have defensive issues, so backing both teams to score at odds of 31/50 looks a banker.
However, if these odds are a little short for some punters, then it may be worth looking at both teams to score in the first half, which is available at generous odds of 14/5.
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