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Hamilton Academical will visit Rugby Park on Saturday for the Premiership tie with hosts Kilmarnock.
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Kilmarnock go into this match following on from a 1-1 Premiership drawn match against St Mirren.
In that game, Kilmarnock managed 40% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For Kilmarnock, the scorers were Danny Whitehall (12') and Danny Rogers (90' Own goal). St Mirren had 7 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Kilmarnock have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 against opponents during their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, Killie have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 9. Having said that, we must now wait to see whether the trend might be maintained in this match.
Ahead of this meeting, Kilmarnock have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Hamilton Academical go into this match following on from a 3-0 Premiership win over Motherwell in their most recent outing.
In that match, Hamilton Academical had 36% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Hamilton Academical, goals were scored by Lee Hodson (10'), Ross Callachan (49') and Callum Smith (65'). For their opponents, Motherwell got 9 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Hamilton Academical has become apparent of late. Looking at their last six games shows that this has occurred 6 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 9 and The Accies have scored 5.
Looking at their past form shows that Hamilton Academical:
- have not won against Kilmarnock in games played away from home for the previous 7 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings going back to 10/08/2019 tells us that Kilmarnock have won 2 of these and Hamilton Academical 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 5 for Killie and 7 being from The Accies. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
Team News: Kilmarnock
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Kilmarnock boss Alex Dyer to contend with due to a largely intact set of players. Ross Millen (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Hamilton Academical
From a largely available group of players, there is just the lone fitness problem for the Hamilton Academical manager Brian Rice to be concerned about. David Templeton (Groin Injury) won’t be in action.
In this match, Kilmarnock have it within them to score a couple of goals when they line up against Hamilton Academical, who might well find it difficult scoring.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Kilmarnock when all’s said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rugby Park (17,889)
Captain: Gary Dicker
Chairman: Billy Bowie
Manager: Alex Dyer
Competitions: Premiership position 8
🔑 Star Man: Chris Burke
Normally deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Chris Burke was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Having made a first senior appearance for Rangers in the 2001 - 2002 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 6 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 20 appearances.