Dundee United are boosted by the return of Jon Daly and Scott Robertson from suspension.
The pair missed Wednesday's draw with St Mirren after being sent off against Kilmarnock but will be reinstated to Peter Houston's side.
United have a doubt over Morgaro Gomis, who picked up a knock in training on Friday, but they are optimistic he will make it.
Darren Dods (knee), Scott Severin (ankle), Danny Swanson (back) and Paul Dixon (calf) are all out.
Martin Scott, Matt Thornhill and Victor Palsson could make their Hibernian debuts in the game.
Midfielder Scott, who signed from Ross County, missed the midweek loss to Rangers through suspension and former Nottingham Forest midfielder Matt Thornhill was not risked following a recent ankle injury.
Midfielder Palsson was set to complete a loan move from Liverpool later on Friday, with Hibs hoping to secure his registration by the 5pm deadline, while Kevin McCann, who has returned from a loan spell with Inverness with an injured knee, is the only definite absentee.
Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dillon, Kenneth, Watson, Douglas, Gomis, Conway, Buaben, Armstrong, S Robertson, D Robertson, Conway, Daly, Goodwillie, Russell, Banks, Dow, Smith.
Hibs (from): Stack, Hart, Hogg, Murray, Zemmama, De Graaf, Nish, Riordan, Rankin, Dickoh, Thicot, Stevenson, McBride, Duffy, Hanlon, Smith, Galbraith, Trakys, Wotherspoon, Thornhill, Brown, Miller, Towell, Scott, Palsson.