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Queen Of The South meet the visiting Kelty Hearts at Palmerston Park in this League One tie on Saturday.
Our Queen Of The South v Kelty Hearts tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
Queen Of The South
Queen Of The South will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-0 League One loss in their previous game against Alloa Athletic.
Ally Roy (64') was the scorer for Alloa Athletic.
Queen Of The South have found it difficult to unlock defences in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 3 against opposition teams during their last six fixtures. In those games, Queen Of The South have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 6.
After being beaten in their last game against Cove Rangers in League One action, Kelty Hearts and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Rumarn Burrell (18') scored for Cove Rangers.
Illustrating their bias toward productive matches, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the prior 6 matches in which Kelty Hearts have taken to the field, yielding an average of 3.33 goals each fixture. Their opponents have got 11 of those goals. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this contest, Kelty Hearts are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 11/10/2022 shows us that Queen Of The South have won 1 of these and Kelty Hearts 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
An aggregate of 16 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from The Doonhamers and 10 created by The Jambos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league clash between these clubs was League One match day 8 on 30/09/2023 and the score finished Kelty Hearts 3-1 Queen Of The South.
The referee was Colin Whyte.
Team News: Queen Of The South
The Queen Of The South manager Marvin Bartley will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all before this clash owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Kelty Hearts
Owing to a fully injury-free group available for selection, the Kelty Hearts boss Michael Tidser does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
Our thinking is that Kelty Hearts and Queen Of The South are both more than capable of scoring here.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could have goals and the potential for a draw. We’re therefore predicting a very competitive game with a 2-2 draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Queen Of The South
Stadium: Palmerston Park (8,690)
Captain: Josh Todd
Chairman: Billy Hewitson
Manager: Marvin Bartley
Competitions: League One position 8
⭐ Star Man: Kieran McKechnie
Usually playing in the Right Wing position, Kieran McKechnie was born in Glasgow, Scotland. After having made a senior debut playing for Queen Of The South in the 2022 - 2023 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 12 appearances.