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The Premiership meeting at Fountain of Youth Stadium on Sunday will see home team Hamilton Academical take to the field against opponents Kilmarnock.
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Hamilton Academical will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Premiership loss in their previous game against Ross County.
In that match, Hamilton Academical had 55% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Hamilton Academical was Scott McMann (26'). For their opponents, Ross County had 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Blair Spittal (28') and Charlie Lakin (70') scored for Ross County.
It has not been often in recent times where Hamilton Academical have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Accies have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals in the process.
Heading into this contest, Hamilton Academical haven’t won at home in the past 7 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Last time out, Kilmarnock drew 3-3 in the Premiership match with St Mirren.
In that game, Kilmarnock had 40% possession and 19 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. For Kilmarnock, the goals were scored by Kyle Lafferty (8', 62') and Greg Kiltie (81'). At the other end, St Mirren had 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Jamie McGrath (63'), Cameron MacPherson (78') and Collin Quaner (83') scored for St Mirren.
The stats don’t lie, and Kilmarnock have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals overall. In defence, Killie could really do with shoring things up. While that may be of interest, we must now wait to see if that pattern might be maintained here in this game or not.
Looking at their past form shows that Kilmarnock:
- have not won against Hamilton Academical when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not the best of away records.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 17/08/2019 shows that Hamilton Academical have won 2 of these games & Kilmarnock 3, with the number of drawn results being 1.
12 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 of them from The Accies and 7 netted by Killie. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
Team News: Hamilton Academical
David Templeton (Groin Injury) and Ryan Fulton (Knee Injury) are not available for Hamilton manager Brian Rice.
Team News: Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock boss Tommy Wright has multiple availability issues to deal with. Nicke Kabamba (Knee Injury) and Eamonn Brophy (Fractured Foot) miss out here.
In our opinion, Hamilton Academical should be able to put a goal past this Kilmarnock lineup, but a single goal possibly won’t quite be good enough.
Therefore, we’re predicting a narrow 1-2 win for Kilmarnock at the end of this one. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fountain of Youth Stadium (6,018)
Captain: Brian Easton
Chairman: Allan Maitland
Manager: Brian Rice
Competitions: Premiership position 12
🔑 Key Player: Ross Callachan
Generally taking up the Centre Midfield position, Ross Callachan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Raith Rovers in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Midfielder has contributed 10 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date in 33 appearances.