St Mirren vs Kilmarnock Match Info
Date: Monday 11th March 2019
Venue: The Simple Digital Arena, Paisley
St Mirren vs Kilmarnock Stats
- St Mirren have not lost in their last three games
- Kilmarnock meanwhile are winless in their last eight in all competitions
- Killie have won the two previous meetings between the two sides this term
St Mirren vs Kilmarnock Match Preview
St Mirren are struggling at the very foot of the Scottish Premiership at the moment but they still have an opportunity to get out of the relegation mire. After winning promotion as champions of the Scottish Championship last term, the Buddies lost popular manager Jack Ross to Sunderland and replacement Alan Stubbs was sacked after just four games in charge and replaced with Northern Irishman Oran Kearney in September.
The former Coleraine boss has struggled to compete in the top tier this season but form has taken an upwards turn in the last few weeks. The Saints have not lost in their last three games, even picking up a much-needed victory over Livingston last time out, leaving them just one point off Dundee in 11th place and four from Hamilton Academicals in tenth. You can back them for another vital victory in this fixture at odds of 7/2 with Coral.
Kilmarnock have for the majority of this season looked like potential title challengers alongside Rangers and Celtic. Killie managed to avoid defeat against both of the big Glaswegian clubs earlier in the campaign and remained in touching distance of the top spots in the division but momentum appears to have slowed up in the last few weeks and they have slipped down to a relatively disappointing fourth place in the table.
Realistically, a top four finish would certainly be a pleasing campaign for the Rugby Park faithful but after coming so close to the top spot for so long, fans will be disappointed that Steve Clarke and his side come into this Monday night fixture on the back of an eight game winless run in all competitions including a 5-0 mauling at the hands of the Gers in the Scottish FA Cup. You can back the visitors to end that winless run here at 5/6 with Paddy Power.
We’re backing the Saints to take something from this game. The league tble may show a gulf in class between these two sides, but the form table shows something very different. Killie’s confidence appears very low on the back of this eight game winless run and the Buddies have managed to avoid defeat in their last three outings. As such, we think there is great value in backing the home side or draw double chance bet here at 19/20 with Bet365.
Not many goals are being envisaged in this fixture. The home side have struggled for goals all season and have the second worst attacking record in the Scottish Premiership, although they did look better at the back last time out, keeping a clean sheet against Livingston. Kilmarnock on the other hand haven’t managed to find the net in their last three games but have only conceded twice across that group of games too. Under 2.5 goals is available at 8/13 with Unibet.
St Mirren vs Kilmarnock Betting Tips
St Mirren or draw @ 19/20 with Bet365
Under 2.5 goals @ 8/13 with Unibet
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