Second place in Championship could be decided by head-to-head record between Hibs and Falkirk

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A place in the Championship semi-final play-off could end up being decided by Falkirk and Hibs’ head-to-head record – with both teams having a near-identical goal difference.

Hibs made the most of their game in hand on Tuesday by moving on to 67 points with second place Falkirk after a 4-0 victory over Dumbarton.

The Easter Road outfit remain third courtesy of the Bairns having scored three more goals, with the teams both having conceded 34.

But a scenario could arise following Sunday’s final league games that the promotion rivals cannot be separated by points nor goals scored.

(Source: BBC)
(Source: BBC)

For example, should Falkirk beat Morton 1-0 and Hibs overcome Queen of the South 4-0, the sides would be locked on 70 points and 61 goals.

The Scottish Professional Football League have confirmed, however, that second would then be decided by their head-to-head record.

And that would favour Hibs, with Alan Stubbs’ side winning at the Falkirk stadium in October courtesy of Jason Cummings’ controversial penalty before draws were fought in the three other fixtures.

Both Falkirk and Hibs are desperate to clinch second to avoid the play-off quarter-finals and give themselves an extra ten day break.

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