After Saturday’s match at Easter Road, Hibernian have now registered one league win in 14 attempts over Aberdeen. Derek McInnes’ side also dumped them out the League Cup at the quarter final stage this season.
So what’s behind this insane record? How can Hibs not register a victory in this fixture?
Despite going in front at the weekend thanks to a superb finish from Oli Shaw, his seventh goal of the season, the Hibees were pegged back by the Dons just three minutes later. Andrew Considine headed home after the Dons had a few bites of the cherry from Gary Mackay-Steven’s cross.
GMS himself would pop up with what proved to be the winner. After Greg Stewart’s initial effort was saved, Stevie May tried to tuck home the rebound but the second rebound was finished by the winger. His fine goalscoring record against Hibs continues, his eighth career goal against the capital club.
Despite having a penalty saved by Ofir Marciano later on in the match, GMS just loves coming up against Hibs. Aberdeen, so it appears, also do too. Their one loss in the 14 league matches came around this time last year, a 2-0 defeat in the capital thanks to goals from Martin Boyle and Florian Kamberi.
Before that, Hibs hadn’t beaten Aberdeen in the league since 2nd May 2012. The Hibees went two to the good at Pittodrie that day thanks to a Mark Reynolds own goal and Sean O’Hanlon header. Scott Vernon later replied for the hosts. Pat Fenlon’s side moved closer to survival that day after getting the better of Craig Brown’s side in the Granite City. Fenlon’s Hibs also beat Brown’s Aberdeen at Hampden in the Scottish Cup semi-final of the same season.
Even when you consider Hibs’ relegation and time spent in the second tier, this statistic is an intriguing one. This hoodoo, along with Hibs’ poor showing in the league this season, will surely come to an end soon. In the meantime, Aberdeen fans best savour it as much as they can.