Matty Fairnie, Longbangers podcast
Hibs are back from the international break with a visit to the City of Discovery to face a Dundee side fresh off a convincing 4-0 win over third-placed St Mirren.
While that result may have raised a few eyebrows, it reflects a strong start to the season for Dundee, who many had tipped to be fighting battles at the foot of the table. They sit in fifth, two points ahead of Hibs in seventh.
The last time the sides met, Dundee left Easter Road with a point, but the home fans watching on in Leith left the stadium wondering how we didn't claim all three points. It was one of those afternoons where no matter what Hibs threw at Dundee, nothing penetrated a miserly defence.
Despite the league standings, Hibs will still see themselves as favourites for the match, and this is a fixture that they really need to win to keep in touch with the teams in the top half of the league as we head into the winter months - a period in which Hibs have a tendency to struggle.
The international break came at a good time, their last match saw them grind out a one-goal win over Kilmarnock, but the players looked like they were in desperate need of a break from a heavy schedule.
A win would see Hibs leapfrog Dundee, and place them in the top six. Sitting in the top half would be a fair reflection on how they’ve performed this season, even if the results haven’t always matched their displays on the park.