Hibs travel to Pittodrie this weekend to take on Aberdeen as they look to steer themselves clear of the relegation zone.

The Hibees are currently in 11th following a poor start to the season, failing to register a league win since the opening day of the season against St Mirren.

Hibs face Aberdeen this week.

Hibs drew with Celtic last week. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

They come into this clash on a high though following a League Cup quarter-final win over Kilmarnock and a 1-1 draw with Celtic.

Aberdeen on the other hand will be looking to bounce back from their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Rangers last week.


Here’s who we think will start for the away side on Saturday.

The starting XI

In goals will be Chris Maxwell, who has replaced Ofir Marciano as number one over the past three weeks.

Maxwell will start for Hibs against Aberdeen. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Tom James will keep his place at right-back and Lewis Stevenson will operate out on the left. Ryan Porteous will replace Adam Jackson to partner Paul Hanlon in defence.

We think Heckingbottom will go with a three man midfield once again, with Melker Hallberg and Josh Vela sitting in front of the back four, plus Scott Allan in the number ten position.

Daryl Horgan will operate out on the right with Glenn Middleton out on the left flank, following some impressive displays in recent weeks.

Middleton has impressed as of late. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Up front the battle between Christian Doidge and Florian Kamberi will continue, but we believe Doidge will get the nod once more.

Overall there’s two changes from the Celtic draw, with Jackson and Stevie Mallan dropping out of the XI. Here’s our starting XI in list form.

GK- Chris Maxwell

RB- Tom James

CB- Ryan Porteous

CB- Paul Hanlon

LB- Lewis Stevenson

CDM- Melker Hallberg

CDM- Josh Vela

RM- Daryl Horgan

LM- Glenn Middleton

CAM- Scott Allan

ST- Christian Doidge

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