Kilmarnock vs St Mirren Betting Tip Kilmarnock – 26 October 2019

Killie to edge tight game

ScotlandKilmarnock vs St MirrenScotland
26th October 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Kilmarnock
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Odds: 5/6 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 25 October)

Both Kilmarnock and St Mirren picked up important wins last weekend and the two will be hoping they can follow up on that and take all three points when they meet at Rugby Park on Saturday.

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Kilmarnock Preview – Can Killie make it three straight wins in the league for the first time this season?

After what was an extremely ropey start to the season, things are now beginning to look as they did under Steve Clarke for Kilmarnock. For a club who finished third in the table last season and therefore qualifying for Europe, it was a huge reality check for them to be knocked out in the early qualifiers of the Europa League and embarrassingly so. A lot of credit must got to Angela Allesio who himself is taking charge of a team for the first time in his career having been such a successful assistant to Antonio Conte. The Italian has very typically looked to build from the back which is something Killie were so good at under Clarke. With back to back wins and one defeat in seven league games, it’s evidence that he’s getting things right at Rugby Park.

Killie come into this game with a chance to make it three wins in a row. Last weekend’s 2-1 success at home to Livingston came on the back of a hard-fought win away to Hearts before the international break. Those six points have put Allesio’s men in the top six and just two points off third place. With both Motherwell and Aberdeen (third and fourth at the time of writing) playing on Sunday they have a chance to jump above them should they win against St Mirren.

Kilmarnock and under 2.5 goals
23/10

St Mirren Preview – Can St Mirren back up last weekend’s home and and record their first away victory of the campaign?

The Paisley Saints got the better of the Perth Saints last weekend, bringing with it only a second win of the campaign for the Buddies. Jim Goodwin has also found life challenging since being given his first opportunity at managing at this level. Goodwin – a former captain of St Mirren – has looked to do similar to his counterpart on Saturday by ensuring his team do not concede many goals. This, however, has often come at the sacrifice of carrying any real threat in attack. The 2-0 win against St Johnstone has lifted Goodwin’s men into 9th spot and above both Edinburgh clubs.

St Mirren remain the lowest scorers in the Premiership with just five goals in their nine games. It’s clearly an area they will have to improve upon but considering their position and lack of wins this term, they fact they have conceded only eight times is testament to how well organised they are. It’s the same number as Saturday’s opponents and only the top two have better defensive records. They will have confidence traveling to Ayrshire tomorrow knowing that they have the capability of frustrating their hosts and looking to take any chances that come their way.

Key-Facts – Kilmarnock vs St Mirren

  • Kilmarnock have been very strong of late having struggled in the early part of the season and can go third with a win here
  • St Mirren recorded their second win of the season last weekend but have lost all four away games
  • The two teams are, on average, conceding less than a goal a game – the joint third best defensive record in the league

Kilmarnock vs St Mirren Betting Advice

Looking at each club’s respective form and their strengths, this is a game that is unlikely to be the most exciting of the weekend. Kilmarnock and St Mirren have found success in recent weeks by being hard to beat and not conceding many goals. They allow less than a goal a game on average and whoever comes out on top here will have had to work for it.
Kilmarnock’s incentive is obvious. A win would put them third and could see them end the weekend there. They are on the better run of form at the moment and home advantage is also crucial considering St Mirren have not won away this term. Indeed, the Saints have lost all four on the road so far.
A low-scoring affair looks likely but it’s one that Kilmarnock can take all three points from.

 


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