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Hibernian v Aberdeen predictions, betting tips & live stream: Aberdeen to dump out holders Hibernian

Leigh Copson 19 Apr 2017
Jonathan Hayes of Aberdeen (credit: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Hibernian v Aberdeen predictions for Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final game plus live stream links for the match. Can Aberdeen deny holders Hibernian back-to-back Scottish Cup Final appearances? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

Hibernian v Aberdeen Predictions

Hibernian v Aberdeen Live Stream Links

Hibernian v Aberdeen is being streamed live online by bookmaker bet365. The firm have the match available to customers on their live streaming player, which can be found via the IN PLAY section of the website. The only requirement to watch the Hibernian v Aberdeen live stream is to have a funded bet365 account. Those without an account can claim a 100% first deposit bonus of up to £200 by registering using the bonus code MAXCASH. Once registered, simply go to the IN PLAY section of the website at 12:15 BST on Saturday, April 22 and click on the Hibernian v Aberdeen live stream.

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Hibernian v Aberdeen Betting Odds

Hibernian v Aberdeen Betting Tips Explained

Hibernian ended a 114-year wait to lift the Scottish Cup when David Gray’s added-time header snatched a 3-2 win over Rangers a year ago, and they are now just won win away from the opportunity to successfully defend the trophy and complete a Championship/Scottish Cup double. They will have been delighted to avoid Celtic in the semi-final draw, but that does not mean they have an easy task because Aberdeen, the second best team in the country, are the opposition.

Only a dramatic collapse will deny Aberdeen a second-place finish in the Scottish Premiership this season, so their main aim between now and the end of the campaign will be to get their hands on the final piece of silverware on offer in an attempt to exorcise the demons of their dismal showing in the League Cup final defeat to Celtic earlier this season. And even though they are facing lower-league opposition in the semi-finals, boss Derek McInnes is not taking Hibernian lightly.

“I have seen a lot of Hibs in the last while,” McInnes told reporters. “I have seen more of them this season than I did last year and I think there is a case there that they are an even better side than the one that won the cup last season. We have got a challenge this weekend but you don’t get to a semi-final and not expect to have a challenge.”

Hibernian come into this on a high after ensuring their exile from the top flight will come to an end this summer, but I cannot overlook an Aberdeen side that, with the exception of the recent loss to Rangers, have shown they are the ‘best of the rest’ in Scotland. The Dons should secure a second cup final appearance of the season and I am backing them to get the job done in 90 minutes.

I also expect them to keep a clean sheet en route to victory. Hibernian have not had many problems finding the back of the net this season, but this Dons decent has been tight all season long with only Celtic conceding less goals in the top flight. McInnes’ boys have kept six clean sheets in their last nine games and they are yet to concede a single goal in this competition. They are capable of shutting out Hibernian on Saturday.

Hibernian v Aberdeen Stats

  • Aberdeen have not conceded a single goal in the Scottish Cup this season
  • Aberdeen have appeared in one major final already this season, losing to Celtic in the League Cup
  • Aberdeen have won 16 of their last 19 games in all competitions
  • Aberdeen have kept clean sheets in six of their last nine games in all competitions

Hibernian v Aberdeen Predictions

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