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Kilmarnock play host to visiting side Hamilton Academical at Rugby Park in the Premiership meeting on Saturday.
All Kilmarnock v Hamilton Academical match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Kilmarnock will be hoping for a better result after the 1-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Aberdeen.
In that match, Kilmarnock managed 50% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Aberdeen had 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Ross McCrorie (16') was the scorer for Aberdeen.
It’s not been often in recent times that Kilmarnock haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Killie have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals along the way. That trend might not be carried forward into this match, however.
Going into this one, Kilmarnock have not emerged victorious against Hamilton Academical in their last 3 league matches.
Hamilton Academical come into this match after a 1-2 Premiership win vs Livingston in their most recent game.
In that match, Hamilton Academical had 47% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Hamilton Academical, the goalscorers were David Templeton (57') and Kyle Munro (85'). At the other end, Livingston got 18 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Scott Pittman (1') was the scorer for Livingston.
It has become apparent that Hamilton Academical have suffered from a lack of goals over their previous six clashes, recording the poor return of only 4. In those fixtures, The Accies have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 10.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Hamilton Academical:
- haven't won against Kilmarnock when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 22/12/2018, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Kilmarnock winning 2 of those games, Hamilton Academical 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 15 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them for Killie and 6 being from The Accies. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Premiership match day 30 on 07/03/2020 and the score finished Hamilton Academical 1-0 Kilmarnock.
The match was refereed by Willie Collum.
Team News: Kilmarnock
There aren’t many selection issues, with just a single fitness concern for the Kilmarnock boss Alex Dyer to be concerned with due to a largely intact group of players. Jake Eastwood (Hamstring Injury) is out of contention.
It looks as if Killie may well employ a 4-4-2 system in the match with Daniel Rogers, Calum Waters, Stuart Findlay, Kirk Broadfoot, Ross Millen, Greg Kiltie, Gary Dicker, Aaron Tshibola, Chris Burke, Nicke Kabamba and Eamonn Brophy.
Team News: Hamilton Academical
Hamilton manager Brian Rice has a number of players out of action. Lee Hodson (Quarantine) and Brian Easton (Ankle Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re of the thinking that The Accies seem most likely to elect for a 4-4-2 lineup by sending out Ryan Fulton, Scott Martin, Shaun Want, Hakeem Odoffin, Kyle Munro, Will Collar, David Templeton, Ross Callachan, Reegan Mimnaugh, Marios Ogkmpoe and David Moyo.
We’re of the view that Kilmarnock can score more than once when they line up against Hamilton Academical, who might well find it a difficult task scoring a goal of their own.
We’re therefore anticipating a fairly comfortable 2-0 victory for Kilmarnock at the conclusion of the game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rugby Park (17,889)
Captain: Gary Dicker
Chairman: Billy Bowie
Manager: Alex Dyer
Competitions: Premiership position 10, League Cup (Group E)
⭐ Key Man: Chris Burke
Generally played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Chris Burke was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Having played his first senior match for Rangers in the 2001 - 2002 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 3 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 7 appearances.