St Mirren v Kilmarnock Odds and Preview – Scottish Premiership Football March 11

Goals could be hard to come by at New St Mirren Park

Football Betting

St Mirren didn’t lose any further ground on Premiership relegation rivals Dundee and Hamilton Academical over the weekend but must now make the most of this game in hand as they entertain Kilmarnock, who have probably exceeded expectations so far this season and still need points to cement their place in their top six before the cut-off point.

St Mirren Form

Ryan Flynn’s late goal gave the Buddies a morale-boosting victory over Livingston nine days ago, only their fourth win in the league this season. But Oran Kearney’s men finally seem to have realised the seriousness of their predicament as those three points followed creditable score-draws at Aberdeen and Hearts. Considering they had lost their previous five in all competitions, results have taken a marked upturn and offer renewed optimism that the Paisley side can avoid an immediate return to the Championship. However, they’ve not won back-to-back games in the top flight in almost four years so wont be taking anything for granted. Simeon Jackson will be hoping for a recall to the starting line-up having stared on the bench against Livingston but Duckens Nazon has impressed since signing on loan from Belgian football and may again lead the St Mirren attack.

Kilmarnock Form

Killie are now without a win in eight games in all competitions, their longest run since September 2017 when they went 10 matches without victory. But their fans can hardly complain about how the season has gone so far. They are currently fourth in the table and could close the gap on third-placed Aberdeen to just one point if they win at St Mirren Park for the second time this season. Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke started his career at St Mirren and is expecting a tough battle, however, and his team are struggling for goals at present having not scored in five matches and managed only three in their last eight. It would be a pity if their season was allowed to drift so Clarke will be hoping that Conor McAleny and Chris Burke rediscover their shooting boots to end a winless run on the road that stretches back to Boxing Day.

St Mirren v Kilmarnock Head-to-Heads

After losing their first four top-flight home games against Kilmarnock between 2000 and 2007, St Mirren have only lost three of their last 15 against them at home in the Premiership. However, Killie have won six of their last seven meetings and are unbeaten in the fixture since 2015.

St Mirren v Kilmarnock Current Match Odds

St Mirren 18/5, Draw 13/5, Kilmarnock 10/11 (Odds correct at 5.00pm March 10)

St Mirren v Kilmarnock Predictions

The league table suggests this should be an away win but recent form tells a different story. Kilmarnock’s lack of goals is becoming a real issue and St Mirren have definitely improved of late. If they can take a point from Aberdeen, they should be more capable of keeping a mis-firing Kilmarnock at relative arm’s length and may even pinch a goal at the other end, though Killie’s defence is generally reliable when they keep 11 men on the pitch. Under 2.5 Total Goals is 11/8 with BetVictor and St Mirren-Draw on the Double Chance is a general 10/11.

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