Hibs have the chance to keep their good goalscoring run going as they face bottom-of-the-league Hearts in the Premiership this evening.

Jack Ross’ side have been going very well in recent weeks, winning or drawing in each of their last five matches across all competitions.

Over the course of those games, the Hibees have plundered 15 goals, with five coming against Caley Thistle in the Scottish Cup last week.

Ross’ side are unbeaten in five and scoring goals for fun (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Confidence should be soaring right now at Easter Road, and three points at Easter Road against their local rivals will propel them above Livingston into fifth and just two points behind third-placed Motherwell.

Here’s how Ross may set up for Tuesday’s visit of the Jambos.


Goalkeeper – Marciano

Ofir Marciano has clocked up 17 appearances in the Premiership so far this season, and has started every game since early December – there shouldn’t be any surprises here.

Defence – McGinn, Jackson, Hanlon

Hibs have only kept one clean sheet during their five-game unbeaten run, and Paul McGinn, Adam Jackson and Paul Hanlon have featured as a back three for four of those matches.

Hanlon may be off penalty duty after missing against Inverness (2018/19 Hibernian FC Head shots Season 2018/19 Paul Hanlon, 2018/19)

They appear to be Ross’ go-to men at the back though, and they must all bring their A-games on Tuesday with Hearts having scored nine goals in their last five Premiership outings.

Midfield – Boyle, Omeonga, Allan, Docherty, Stevenson

After hitting Caley Thistle for five the temptation will be for Ross to go unchanged for the Hearts clash, but Stephane Omeonga may come in for Steven Whittaker as the fresher man.

The Belgian, who scored a beautiful side-footed effort into the top corner on Friday, replaced Whittaker shortly after the hour mark and he may have more in the tank.

Omeonga may be preferred to Whittaker. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Attack – Doidge, McNulty

With 26 goals between them this season, Christian Doidge and Marc McNulty are obviously the biggest threats for Hibs.

January signing McNulty has started each of the last five games and will surely retain his place alongside the Welshman in attack. He’ll be hoping to add to the four goals he’s managed so far in his second loan stint with the club.

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