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Hibernian v Glasgow City – Featured SBS SWPL 1 Preview

Ainslie Park, Kick-off: 1pm

Hibernian vs Glasgow City. A critical game in the battle for the title and Europe.

Glasgow City could win their 11th title in a row and secure a Champions League place. Hibernian need to avoid defeat to retain title hopes, although you would expect they need to win to have a realistic chance of ending one of the most extraordinary title runs.

City lead by two points with two games, and have won both of the league games between the sides and remain unbeaten. The game between the sides in September was a tight encounter, with the sides separated only by a stunning Katey McCabe strike. Earlier in the season, Glasgow City won 2-1.

Whilst Hibernian have had victories over City in cup competitions in recent years, including in the past three cups, their wait for a league win has been a long one. In fact, you need to go back to the start of the 2007-08 season to find a Hibs win, when they beat them 3-2 on the 4th November 2007. That was the first of City’s ‘ten-in-a-row’.

And since the draw in October 2008, Glasgow City has won every single league game against Hibs.

Since the 17th May, Glasgow City has not conceded a single goal in the league, a run of over 1,080 minutes. They’ve won their past eight games in the league with their last dropped points coming in their goalless draw against Stirling University back in August.

Hibs have won their past six matches, with their last defeat coming against City on the 28th September.

And with Scotland only having one Champions League spot in the 2018-19 edition, it will be only the champions who will be in the continental competition.