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Runavik v Hibernian Prediction & Betting Tips – 19th July 2018

16th July 2018 / lee
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Runavik v Hibernian UEFA Europa League, 19th July 7.45pm

Hibs have taken a firm grip of this UEFA Europa League first qualifying round tie as they will take a hefty 6-1 lead into the second leg. It was a pretty dominant showing and there could have been a lot more for them in that first leg at Easter Road. So now this is looking like a pretty meaningless game as they head out to the Faroe Islands to complete the job. Read our Runavik v Hibernian betting tips for more insights.

Runavik v Hibernian Betting Odds*

Hibernian 1/3
Draw 4/1
NSI Runavik 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from Ladbrokes on July 15th, 2018 at 10:58 p.m.)

Runavik News and Form

This was never expected to be too much of a contest here as it looked a mismatch from the starts. Runavik were down inside three minutes and had to play the final hour with a man less as well after having seen red. Runavik are quite experienced in Europe, well at least the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Europa League. This eighth attempt at getting past the first qualification round of the Europe League. It’s not likely to happen for them this season. Now their record in Europa League qualifiers stands at W1 D1 L13 and overall their European record is W2 D1 L20. Don’t expect too much from them although they did get on the scoresheet at Easter Road and both teams to score out in Runavik is at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from July 15th, 2018 at 10:58 p.m.).

Hibernian News and Form

A good job done by Hibs then who brushed aside their opponents easily at Easter Road. They had put the first goal on the board after three minutes and the star of the goalscoring show that they produced was Swiss striker Florian Kamberi who netted a hattrick. It was all too easy for Hibs and would have been without the red card that Runavik picked up. It may just be worth looking over 2.5 goals for the second leg at 4/7* (Betting Odds were taken from July 15th, 2018 at 10:58 p.m.) especially as Hibs carved them open easily enough in that first leg. Of course, the Scottish side doesn’t really have to do anything but coast through this second leg and there’s no reason for them to be at full strength for 90 minutes.

This is a total mismatch and Hibs could have added more to their tally as they didn’t look to sit back at all. The poor quality of their opponents made it even easier. It should be nothing but simple now to close this out and they could run up more goals if they really wanted to. This is the fourth Europea League qualification campaign for Hibs, last season they were knocked immediately after entering the second qualifying round Brondy. They have never been past the third round. That first leg win was just their second victory in the Europa League qualifiers (W2 D0 L5).

Runavik v Hibernian Head to Head

The first leg was the first meeting between the two clubs. The winner of this tie will move through to the second qualifying round to meet Asteras Tripolis from Greece who qualified from the direct path.

Who will win – Runavik v Hibernian Predictions

This should all be routine enough for Hibernian who didn’t even have to go out and break a sweat in this one, so it could be a decent chance for boss Neil Lennon to rotate the squad a bit so early into the summer. Hibernian to win to nil tops our Runavik v Hibernian betting tips.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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