Hibs v Falkirk: Confirmed line-ups, kick-off time, where to watch

The two sides will do battle at Easter Road tonight. Picture: Michael Gillen
The two sides will do battle at Easter Road tonight. Picture: Michael Gillen
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Hibernian and Falkirk face off at Easter Road tonight in an attempt to get the upper hand in the first leg of this Premiership play-off semi final.

Here is what you need to know about the game...

The starting XIs. Picture: lineupbuilder.com

The starting XIs. Picture: lineupbuilder.com

Kick-off time: 19:45pm

Where to watch: BT Sport 1

Hibernian team (4-4-2): Logan; Gray, McGregor, Hanlon, Stevenson; McGeouch, Fyvie, McGinn, Henderson; Cummings, Stokes. Subs from: Oxley, Fontaine, Bartley, Boyle, Keatings, Gunnarsson, Dagnall.

Unavailable: Carmichael and El Alagui (both injured).

Team news: Hibs welcomed back midfielder Dylan McGeouch in the last round against Raith Rovers. However, Alan Stubbs will once again be without the services of striker Farid El Alagui who has not yet overcome his hamstring issue and winger Daniel Carmichael who is sidelined with a groin injury.

Falkirk team (4-4-2): Rogers; Muirhead, McCracken, Vaulks, Leary; Alston, Taiwo, Kerr, Sibbald; Miller, Baird. Subs from: Smith, McHugh, Hippolyte, Shephard, Mehmet, O’Hara, Gallacher.

Unavailable: Grant and McGrandles (both injured).

Team news: Peter Houston’s squad has not been depleted in their 10-day break since securing second place at home against Morton. The only players missing are the long-term absentees Connor McGrandles and Peter Grant. The former Dundee Dundee United boss has intimated that he will start with two up top.

Referee: Alan Muir

Key Hibernian players: Cummings, McGinn, McGregor.

Key Falkirk players: Alston, Baird, Vaulks.

Last five meetings: Hibs 2-2 Falkirk; Falkirk 1-1 Hibs; Hibs 1-1 Falkirk; Falkirk 0-1 Hibs; Falkirk 0-3 Hibs.

Odds: Hibs 7/10 Draw 3/1 Falkirk 4/1 (odds from BetVictor)

What Hibs are saying: “He wants what I want and I want what he wants. Unfortunately, there is always going to be one who misses out. I do not want that to be me.” (Alan Stubbs, Hibernian manager)

What Falkirk are saying: “It would be a massive achievement for Falkirk because of the resources we have got, especially in a season where Rangers and Hibs were in this league. I know what resources Hibs have and it is double ours, and it would be kudos to us if we did go up - but only if we go up.” (Peter Houston, Falkirk manager)

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