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The League One meeting at The Falkirk Stadium on Saturday will see home side Falkirk welcome Hamilton Academical.
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Falkirk will be looking for an improved result here after a 0-1 Challenge Cup defeat in their last game at the hands of The New Saints.
Brad Young (26') was the scorer for The New Saints.
In their past 6 fixtures, John McGlynn's Falkirk have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a total of 13 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match of 2.17.
A look at their previous results shows us that Falkirk:
- have not been beaten in the league by Hamilton Academical in their previous 2 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 11 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Annan Athletic in League One competition, Hamilton Academical and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only name on the scoresheet from Hamilton Academical was Jake Davidson (90'). Tommy Goss (33'), Willie Gibson (50'), Matty Douglas (62' Own goal) and Josh Walker (93') scored for Annan Athletic.
In their previous half-dozen clashes, Hamilton Academical have bagged a total of 13 goals. Hamilton Academical have also managed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, they have seen 7 goals go into their own net.
Leading up to this clash, Hamilton Academical:
- haven't won against Falkirk when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- haven't been beaten by Falkirk when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 15/03/2014 shows us that Falkirk have won 1 of them & Hamilton Academical 3, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A sum of 14 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 of them for The Bairns and 8 belonging to The Accies. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league match featuring the two was League One match day 17 on 16/12/2023 and the score finished Hamilton Academical 1-3 Falkirk.
The referee was Calum Scott.
Team News: Falkirk
The Falkirk manager John McGlynn has no fitness worries to speak of before this match with a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Hamilton Academical
In an otherwise full-strength group of players, there is just the one fitness worry for the Hamilton Academical manager John Rankin to contend with. Scott Martin (Hamstring injury) won’t be playing here.
We’ve got the feeling that Falkirk should be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
At the other end, Hamilton Academical could well find it tough to score a goal of their own although we do think it’s probable that they will be getting the chances to score, too.
Our tip is for a decent 3-1 margin for Falkirk when all’s said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Falkirk Stadium (7,937)
Captain: Stephen McGinn
Chairman: Jamie Swinney
Manager: John McGlynn
Competitions: League One position 1
🔑 Star Player: Ross MacIver
Normally taking up the Right Wing position, Ross MacIver was born in Inverness, Scotland. Having made his senior debut playing for Motherwell in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 9 league goals in this League One 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 21 appearances.