Reckon it’s worth hitting Bohs against Galway on Friday hard. Bohs are 1/3. Galway have fook all to play for and are in shocking shape at present. Bohs are chasing the league and have been beaten twice by Galway in Dalyer this season. Looks nailed on for me.
Galway utd hate Bohs. Beaten them twice this season already and drawn the other. all hot tempered affairs. Karl Sheppard suspended so Bohs should take full advantage but I repeat, Galway utd hate Bohs. Scumbags
Yikes, Mac like tipping there.
Anyone else tempted by the 12/5 Bet365 are offering on Portadown at home tonight against Bohemians in the setanta cup thing?
They comfortably beat the gypos in the first leg and I’ve heard the northsiders will be fielding an under-strength team. 12/5 looks very big to me.
no for reasons outlined in the other LOI thread
if u have heard this then fair enough but im basing it on current firs team squads
Was glancing through tonight’s fixtures on Bet365 and noticed that Hibs are playing Bohs in a friendly tonight at Easter Road and are priced 10/11!
Now I know friendlies are not usually good betting ground but I’ve dug around a bit and Hibs haven’t played an SPL game for a while and are desperate for some action, they are on a good roll in that division. They will be taking this seriously tonight against a Bohs team that have only recently been thrown together and will arrive in Edinburgh less than 5 hours before kick off.
Surely 10/11 is far to big for a Hibs team at home that would normally wipe the floor with Bohs?
Hibs won 2-1 - closer than everyone expected I’d assume but good call.
Bit more comfortable than the scoreline suggested according to this, still a winner is a winner,
Hibernian 2 Bohemian FC 1
Hibernian emerged narrow winners in tonight’s challenge match with Irish side Bohemian at Easter Road Stadium.
The narrow score-line however wasn’t reflective of a dominant performance from the home side and they should have won by a greater margin.
It took until the 38th minute for the Scottish side to opening the scoring when Martin Scott beat Barry Murphy at his near post with a powerful drive.
Liam Miller executed an exquisite finish to double Hibernian’s lead before the break and in the second half a penalty from Ger O’Brien reduced the home advantage.
The game against Pat Fenlon’s Bohemian was played in good spirits and gave both teams the workout they were after.
January signings Jakub Divis and Ricardo Vaz Te were given their first taste of Easter Road action when they were named in Colin Calderwood’s starting XI.
Former Bolton man Vaz Te in particular looked impressive in early exchanges with his strong skilful running and he linked up well with Derek Riordan up front.
Vaz Te had the first chance of the game with a fierce drive from the edge of the penalty area that visiting goalkeeper Barny Murphy had to push around his post to keep out.
Hibernian looked impressive against the Irishmen without being spectacular and had further opportunities through a Riordan shot and headers from Francis Dickoh and Vaz Te without troubling Murphy.
Riordan looked odds on to break the deadlock when he burst past defender Liam Burns on 26 minutes only to be denied by a terrific block from Murphy.
The opening goal was delayed only a matter of minutes however and it came when Scott collected a pass from Riordan before drilling the ball under Murphy and into the net from close range.
Hibernian doubled their lead 5 minutes later when Miller was put through on goal by Scott and he delivered a delicious finish by dinking the ball over Murphy and into the net.
The home side made five changes at the interval with youngster Scott Smith getting an opportunity to impress.
The substitutions robbed Hibernian of their fluidity and they didn’t quite carry the same goal scoring threat thereafter.
Calderwood’s men continued to dominate but against the run of play Bohemian pulled a goal back when Ian Murray was adjudged to have fouled O’Brien.
The forward dusted himself down and coolly slotted away the spot kick to reduce the deficit.
Bohemian almost levelled with 10 minutes remaining when Liam Burns headed wide from Killian Brennan’s free kick delivery.
In the end a narrow victory for Hibernian in a game they dominated for long spells but most pleasing for Colin Calderwood would have been the invaluable game time his squad got under their belts.
Hibernian: Divis, Hart (Taggart 46’), Stevenson, Dickoh (Scott Smith 46’), Stephens, Towell (Byrne 46’), Miller (Murray 46’), Scott (Nish 65’), Vaz Te (Galbraith 78’), Riordan (Duffy 46’), Thornhill. Subs: Murray, Nish, Duffy, Galbraith, Byrne, Taggart, Scott Smith, Graeme Smith.
Bohemian: Murphy (Sexton 85’), Heary (Dwane 77’), Cahill, Rossiter, Burns, Price, Dixon (Burke 56’), Flood (Fagan 7’, Joyce 67’), Brennan, O’Brien (Buckley 85’), Bayly (Traynor 62’).Subs: Fagan, Traynor, Burke, Dwane, Joyce, Buckley, Sexton.
Referee: John McKendrick.