Hibs turned in possibly their best performance of the season in the recent 1-1 draw with Celtic. They didn’t look out of their depth at all against the Premiership champions. They pushed them all the way and were well worth the point Paul Heckingbottom’s side gained.
However, now the players must prove that the performance against Celtic wasn’t a one-off. We shall possibly find out more about the current Hibs side in their next league game.
Paul Heckingbottom’s side head to Pittodrie to take on an Aberdeen team who are currently on a poor run of form. Unlike Hibs, they recently exited the Betfred Cup, and in their last league game suffered a 5-0 loss to Rangers.
A good time to go to Pittodrie?
The nature of that loss has put pressure on to Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes. Therefore, it could be a good time for Hibs to be travelling to Pittodrie.
An early goal for Hibs, and the Aberdeen support might turn on their players. That is why it is vital for the Hibs players to maintain the level of performance that they displayed against Celtic.
Midfielder will be key for Easter Road side
If they do perform to the same level, they could come away with only their second league win of the season. A player who will be vital to that aim will be Scott Allan.
He was excellent for Hibs in the recent draw with Celtic. His passing and movement in the middle of the park were a key reason why the Easter Road side were able to pick up an unlikely point.
If he plays as well as he did against Celtic, Allan could be the man that dictates a Hibs win over Aberdeen. With the international break on the horizon, it would be a boost for Hibs if they ended a run of tough fixtures with a win. That may depend on the players performing as well as they did against Celtic though.