Lee Johnson’s men trail rivals Hearts by two points in the battle to finish fourth. With Aberdeen having secured third spot on Wednesday night with their win over St Mirren at Pittodrie it means the Edinburgh duo will fight it out to guarantee a European spot.
Hibs gave themselves a fighting chance when they defeated champions Celtic 4-2 while Hearts drew 2-2 at Ibrox against Rangers. The Easter Road side will finish above their rivals with a win in Gorgie, while the home side only require a draw.
Lewis Miller, Hibs’ Australian defender, is excited at the prospect of a final day European showdown at the home of the team's rivals.
“That’s what everyone is talking about,” he said. “That is what we are all excited about. We get this win against Hearts, not only will it mean Edinburgh will be green but it will also secure European football which will be unreal.”
What does fourth and fifth mean?
Securing fourth guarantees European football no matter what happens in the Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Inverness CT. If the Scottish champions win the treble it will mean the team which finishes fourth in the Premiership will enter the third qualifying round of the Conference League with fifth going into the second qualifying round. If ICT spring a surprise then fifth won’t qualify for Europe and fourth would go into the second qualifying round of the Conference League.