Morton visit Easter Road to play the match rescheduled from January 30th. This is a Wednesday game instead of the usual Tuesday because Hibs played Sunday.
Morton enter today's game with 24 matches played. They have 28 points, putting them on track for 42 at season's end, which would have been good enough for 5.5th place in last year's Championship. If Morton lose today they cannot win the division.
This is the first of five away games in a row for Morton. The Ton are a liitle bit stronger away from home, but still there might not be a lot of points on this peregrination.
[Morton have signed Paul McMullan on loan from Celtic.]
Morton visited Hibs on this date in 1979 and played to a 1 - 1 draw.
Hibs have played five cup matches against Premiership clubs this season and earned four wins and a draw. Dundee United, who play in the Premiership, but not for long, have four wins in Premiership play, plus four draws, and a cup win over Partick Thistle.
The AFC Champions League group stage started yesterday, with four Japanese clubs participating:
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2 - 1 FC Tokyo
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 - 2 Shandong Luneng Taishan
Suwon Samsung Bluewings [0 - 0] Gamba Osaka
Urawa Red Diamonds [2 - 0] Sydney FC
[Morton win 0 - 3. Goals by O'Ware, Johnstone, and Forbes. Morton move into fifth place. This is their first victory against Hibs since 2008. Match report.]