Kilmarnock vs St. Mirren
Date: Saturday, 29 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Rugby Park (Kilmarnock).
Kilmarnock are one of the most pleasant surprises of this Premiership term. They sit sky-high third in the league standings after 20 rounds and are only four points shy of leaders Celtic coming into the last game of the year. Killie will have a great chance to finish the year in some style as they play host to strugglers St. Mirren on Saturday afternoon at Rugby Park.
Steve Clarke’s troops successfully rebounded form a tough 5-1 loss to Celtic earlier this month. They went on to win two and draw one of following three ties conceding just twice in the process. Killie confirmed the good form on Boxing Day when they dominated the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of the affair against Motherwell. It was midfielder Jordan Jones whose maiden goal of the season made the difference at Fir Park.
Kilmarnock vs St. Mirren: Head-to-head
The head to head stats also fancies Killie here.
Kilmarnock won 11, drew 4 and lost 6 of 21 home matches against St. Mirren.
Killie took a 1-2 victory when teams met in mid-October at The Simple Digital Arena in Paisley.
Kilmarnock vs St. Mirren: Prediction
The visitors sit second from bottom and they will have a mountain to climb to save the top flight status at the end of the season. They lost three of past four league matches and they allowed as many as 21 goals in 9 away matches this term.
The Saints won 1, drew 2 and lost 6 of 9 games on the road netting just 7 times in the process. They lost 0-1 to St. Johnstone on Wednesday conceding the 89th-minute goal from Anthony Watt. They will likely struggle in the build-up play moving forward here as Killie have been very tough to break down at Rugby Park ever since the start of the season.
The home win is a huge banker at 1.50, while you won’t make a mistake backing the hosts to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 1.90 either.
Kilmarnock vs St. Mirren: Bet Tips
Kilmarnock to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Kilmarnock to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90 (9/10).