this should be an open game with raith having a go at terry butchers side.
hibs are a different team under butcher, which was to be expected most of us knew he would do a much better job than fenlon, i think a lot of the players were delighted to see a change of boss as the irishman was a bit too negative and also seemed to struggle with the pressure. we know butcher is a top manager in scottish football doing a great job at both caley and motherwell. hes got the side playing some nice football already and looking far more confident going forward but as we seen with 7 goals lost in 2 home games with saints and celtic the centre of defence is an issue.
raith are going well in the championship and are still in with a chance of promotion. its not really a league i watch much of to be honest but i do know they play quite an attacking game and like to get crosses into the box. lets be honest there isnt a great deal between the top of the championship and most of the spl sides, thats why we see so many shock results in cup comps and this is a game the rovers will fancy. they do have a nice cup record and have caused so big shocks over the years.
i think we get an open game here with hibs taking the game to raith and the away side being dangerous on the break and also at set plays. hibs to get through but not after a fright i believe we may even see a result like 3-2.
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Hibs v Raith Rovers