Ayr United vs Partick Thistle Betting Tip Both teams to score – 29 April 2022

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ScotlandAyr United vs Partick ThistleScotland
29 April 1945hrs
Football – Scotland – Championship
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 4/5 odds taken 2000 GMT, Saturday 16 April

Ayr United know a win will keep them in the Championship for another season regardless of results elsewhere, as they face a Partick Thistle team who are virtually assured of finishing fourth and entering the promotion playoffs.


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Ayr United – Can Ayr find the result they need to guarantee themselves Championship football for next season?

Ayr approach the final game of the regular Championship season in eighth place – one point above Dunfermilne who occupy the relegation playoff spot. Lee Bullen (who used to play with the Pars) knows that the only result which makes it certain that they will be playing in the division at the start of next season is a win here. Anything less and they run the risk of finishing ninth and face a League One team in a two-legged playoff.

It was a similar story a year ago when Ayr managed to draw the final match of the campaign and that turned out to be enough, they will be hoping for a similar outcome this time around.


Our betting prediction
1-1 Correct Score
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 27 April)
The Honest Men’s recent form has been consistent without winning. Last weekend’s point away to Queen of the South was a fourth draw in five games, and they required an own goal in the closing minutes to secure that. Ayr’s last win was at the beginning of March when winning 4-0 away to Raith Rovers. It’s a run of seven games without a victory, now.
In terms of their home form it’s only one win this calendar year, losing three and drawing three. They’ve kept just one clean sheet in those eight games.

Partick Thistle Preview – Will Partick end the regular with a win as they prepare for the playoffs?

It may still be mathematically possible that Partick Thistle could end up outside the top four and failing to reach the playoffs but it is extremely unlikely. Thistle would have to lose this game and Raith Rovers need to beat champions Kilmarnock with an eight goal swing in goal difference. Last weekend’s home win over Dunfermilne has virtually assured them fourth spot, at the same time helping out Friday’s opponents.

Ian McCall spent four and a half years in charge of Ayr between 2015 and 2019 so although he will want to see his old team stay up, he also won’t be doing them any favours.


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Looking ahead to the playoffs if all goes to plan, Thistle will know they need to improve their overall form if they are to have a chance of playing Premiership football next season. It’s just two wins and five defeats  in their last eight games, so they are stumbling into the post season rather than going in with any momentum.

Just as opponents Ayr have won only once at home in 2022, Thistle have won the same number of games on the road – that was against relegated Queen of the South earlier this month.

Ayr United vs Partick Thistle Betting Advice

It’s fair to say that neither Ayr or Partick are in great form but it is the home team who are in desperate need of the points as they look to confirm their Championship status. Thistle’s immediate destination looks to be confirmed unless something remarkable happens but they would like to restore some confidence ahead of upcoming, crucial matches.

It is the visitors who have been dominant in the previous meetings this season. They have won all three, scoring nine goals without conceding. it is a desperate record for Ayr to overcome and get the result they need.


Key Facts –  Ayr United vs Partick Thistle Betting Tip

  • Ayr have drawn four of their last five games in the Championship
  • Partick have won just one of their last nine away games in the league
  • Thistle have won all three meetings between the two this season with an aggregate score of 9-0


Both teams to score is the selection in this game. Six of Partick’s last nine away games have went this way, as have five of Ayr’s last six.


Best Betting Odds for Ayr United vs Partick Thistle

Ayr United: 29/20 Betfred
Draw: 15/8 at Betfred
Partick Thistle: 11/5 at Betfred