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The Championship meeting at Palmerston Park on Saturday will see home side Queen Of The South play opponents Alloa Athletic.
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Queen Of The South
Queen Of The South, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-3 League Cup triumph against Queen's Park.
It has been seldom in recent games that Queen Of The South have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that The Doonhamers have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 12 goals during that time. We shall soon find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Queen Of The South:
- have left without a victory over Alloa Athletic in their previous 8 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 6 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Alloa Athletic will come into the encounter following on from a 4-2 League Cup win in the defeat of Stenhousemuir in their last game.
Looking at their form, and Alloa Athletic have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in all. In defence, The Wasps have some weaknesses to address.
Their previous form shows that Alloa Athletic:
- remain undefeated by Queen Of The South when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 22/12/2018 tells us that these encounters have not been fruitful for Queen Of The South. They have not managed to come away with any wins at all while Alloa Athletic have maintained the edge over them, winning in 83 per cent of those ties.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for The Doonhamers and 11 belonging to The Wasps. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league clash featuring the two was Championship match day 22 on 25/01/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Queen Of The South 2-3 Alloa Athletic.
The referee was Gavin Duncan.
Team News: Queen Of The South
Queen Of The South manager Allan Johnston doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this clash with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Alloa Athletic
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Alloa Athletic manager Peter Grant has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
When taking all factors into account, Alloa Athletic should have enough to find the net against this Queen Of The South outfit, however that isn’t expected to be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a close game with a 2-1 win for Queen Of The South at the end of the match. It’s a very tough call.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Queen Of The South
Stadium: Palmerston Park (8,690)
Captain: Stephen Dobbie
Chairman: Billy Hewitson
Manager: Allan Johnston
Competitions: Championship position 9, League Cup (Group G)
⭐ Key Player: Stephen Dobbie
Normally used in the Striker position, Stephen Dobbie was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Having made his senior debut playing for Northern Spirit in the 2001 - 2002 season, the talented Forward has struck 3 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in 4 appearances.