St. Mirren vs Kilmarnock Prediction & Match Preview

St. Mirren vs Kilmarnock
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 29 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The Simple Digital Arena (Paisley).

Kilmarnock have performed very well against this opponent in the recent years, but their form in the current season raises so many questions. Add in the away handicap to the mix, and St. Mirren have enough reason to confidently go after the three points.

St. Mirren vs Kilmarnock Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Kilmarnock are on a four-match winning run against this opponent.
  • Eight of the previous nine wins went to Kilmarnock as well.
  • 16 of the former 22 overall h2h wins had gone to the teams that had home advantage.
  • Six of the last eight meetings at this venue had goals from both teams.

St. Mirren vs Kilmarnock Prediction

Mirren had played hosts to defending champions Celtic the last match-day, and expectedly lost. The scoreline had read 1-2, in favor of the Celts at the end of the ninety minutes.

Meanwhile, Kilmarnock’s woes continued the previous game week too, as they locked horns with Rangers, and that too with the additional pressure of the away handicap. Not only did Kilmarnock lose the game, but they failed to score a goal as well.

In regards to result for this upcoming encounter, the current form of Kilmarnock needs to be thoroughly considered. They are on a four-match losing run, and have failed to score a single goal in the last five fixtures on the trot.

They have also recorded a single win from their prior ten attempts, and this win had come against the worst team in the competition, Hearts.

On the road, Kilmarnock are winless in their previous six trips, and lost five of these as well. They also failed to score a single goal in four of their preceding five away games.

On the other hand, Mirren are desperate to make the most of this chance, and will have the support of the home crowd as well. They were also unbeaten in three of their last four overall games, and in seven of their previous eleven appearances at home.

Taking into account all these observations, expect St. Mirren to just edge it out, and stay unbeaten this Sunday.

However, they have suffered heavily against this opponent in the past. Kilmarnock are on a four-game winning run in h2h clashes, and have recorded eight of the previous nine such wins.

Moreover, Mirren have failed to keep a clean sheet in nine of their last eleven overall match-ups, and in their previous five games at this venue. In addition, they have also conceded two or more goals in the prior four fixtures at this venue as well.

Considering these findings, expect Kilmarnock to find the back of the net at least once during the ninety minutes, and thus the BTTS emerges as a promising bet for this encounter.

St. Mirren vs Kilmarnock Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: St. Mirren or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).