St. Mirren vs Hamilton Academical
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Monday, 13th May 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: The Simple Digital Arena (Paisley).
For St. Mirren, this game is a virtual final. They are already at the extreme bottom of the table, and trail by four points beneath the 10th spot. With just two match-days remaining, the team has to overcome this deficit in order to avoid taking part in the relegation playoffs – a nerve-wracking affair.
It makes things simple that the team they are trying to displace are their opponent for this tie. At home, St. Mirren takes on Hamilton, and any other result than a home win will seal the hosts’ entry into the post-season proceedings for safety.
Regarding Hamilton, while their away record is embarrassingly poor, they have dominated h2h meetings against St. Mirren for quite some time.
St. Mirren vs Hamilton Academical Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last seven wins went to Hamilton.
- 16 of the last 22 matches had under 2.5 goals.
- Five of the last eight wins at this venue went to the visitors.
- It’s been four years since Hamilton last lost a game against this opponent.
St. Mirren vs Hamilton Academical Prediction
It’s a matter of life and death for St. Mirren. They have no other option but to win this tie. Any other result and the team will have to go through even tough formalities to earn a Premiership ticket. As such, they will be extremely careful with this tie. Utmost care will be given to avoid mistakes. The setting is in place for the fixture to return no more than two goals.
And if previous encounters are any indication, this argument holds. 16 of the last 22 meetings between these teams had under 2.5 goals.
It must be said though, that Hamilton has the upper hand. They need just a drawn game to ensure their safety mathematically, and they have been unbeaten against this team in the last four years. The team also recorded six of the last seven wins and five of the last eight at this venue. Moreover, St. Mirren was winless in 12 of their last 16 games.
Count on the visitors to avoid a tie at any cost.
St. Mirren vs Hamilton Academical Betting Tips
Double Chance: Hamilton Academical or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).