Hibs travel to face Kilmarnock this weekend, and judging by the last three fixtures, it’ll not be easy for the away side.

Paul Heckingbottom’s men come into this clash in need of a win, currently sitting ninth in the Premiership. They face a Kilmarnock side who have started to turn the corner under Angelo Alessio.

The sides met four time last season. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

From their previous three encounters last term though, Heckingbottom will have his work cut out for him.

Hibs’ shaky defence and a misfiring Kilmarnock frontline

Saturday’s clash will be almost a year to the date Hibs last scored against Killie. Since then, the Hibees have failed to score against their Ayrshire rivals.

After an initial 3-2 win over them at Easter Road last September, Hibs were beat 3-0, drew 0-0 and suffered a 1-0 defeat in the other matches between the sides.

Hibs struggled against Killie last year. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

In those matches chances were few and far between, with Hibs registering just eight shots on target. They’re going to have to create plenty of chances on Saturday if they want to salvage three points.

Defensivley they have shipped goals for fun this term, conceding 14 in four games. Kilmarnock on the other hand have been very good defensively, conceding zero in the past three games.

Where they have had problems is going forward, scoring once in four games, with an extra goal scored in extra time in the League Cup against Hamilton.

They aren’t scoring freely. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It’ll be a case of a stoppable force in Kilmarnock’s attack meeting a very movable object, Hibs’ defence, this weekend. The Hibees have struggled against Killie in the past year and they need to improve for the upcoming Ayrshire fight.

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