Hamilton Academical vs Kilmarnock Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hamilton Academical vs Kilmarnock Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Hamilton came off worse in the recent game against Celtic after losing 2-1 at home. Conor McGregor’s deflected effort after just three minutes provided an early setback for Hamilton, but the hosts were level in the 18th minute through Rakish Bingham’s fine goal. Darren Lyon, though, made the game tough for Hamilton by receiving a second yellow in the 42nd minute. Leigh Griffiths capitalised on this position by scoring just after half-time. Kilmarnock made it three consecutive wins after beating Partick Thistle 1-0 at the Energy Check Stadium. Stuart Findlay provided the only goal of the game 10 minutes before half-time, but Partick Thistle had multiple chances in the game.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Even though Hamilton’s only two wins in 2018 came at the SuperSeal Stadium, the team are up against a Kilmarnock outfit with a string of good results. Even in the away matches, Clarke and his team have managed three wins in four. Kilmarnock are also aiming for a second successive win over Hamilton, while they also picked up a win in the recent visit to this ground. I see an excellent price being offered for a Kilmarnock win.

The games involving Kilmarnock have largely been with a fewer number of goals, as Clarke’s teams are famed for their defensive abilities. At the same time, this Hamilton outfit has the potential to score a decent number of goals after managing six in the last six. However, a majority of the recent meetings between these two clubs have produced a low scoring match. I would choose under 2.5 goals in this game.

Kilmarnock win – 17/20

Total goals under 2.5 – 3/4

Hamilton Academical saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Hamilton Academical saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Kilmarnock saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Hamilton Academical

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Hamilton Academical Form Guide

Hamilton Academical Team Logo

Hamilton Academical

Won

2

Draw

1

Lost

7
L A

06-10-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 6 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

21-10-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

27-10-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

31-10-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

03-11-2018

Premiership

Livingston Team Logo Livingston

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-11-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

24-11-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

01-12-2018

Premiership

St. Mirren Team Logo St. Mirren

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

05-12-2018

Premiership

Dundee FC Team Logo Dundee FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

08-12-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Kilmarnock Form Guide

Kilmarnock Team Logo

Kilmarnock

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W A

06-10-2018

Premiership

Dundee FC Team Logo Dundee FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

20-10-2018

Premiership

St. Mirren Team Logo St. Mirren

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

27-10-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

31-10-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

04-11-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

10-11-2018

Premiership

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

24-11-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-12-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

05-12-2018

Premiership

Livingston Team Logo Livingston

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

08-12-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 5 - 1

(HT 4 - 0)

Hamilton Academical Preview

Hamilton have not had the best of luck over the last few weeks. Still, the team will be finishing at least a five points ahead of the relegation places going into the second phase of the SPL 2017-18 campaign. The lack of momentum going into the second-half can be one of the big issues for Hamilton. It is now five games without a victory for the team. More worryingly, Hamilton have picked up only two victories in 2018 and both these wins have come at the SuperSeal Stadium. Rakish Bingham’s fine goal against Celtic is one of the few positives for the club in the game against the table leaders.

Hamilton Academical Team News

David Templeton (knee), Alex Gogic (knee), and Darren Jamieson (jaw) are the players unavailable for Hamilton.

Kilmarnock Preview

The incredible run of form shown by Kilmarnock does not seem to be slowing down. Steve Clarke’s men have picked up four consecutive victories to put them within seven points behind Hibernian in the fourth place. Kilmarnock can reduce this advantage down to just four points by picking up a victory against Hibernian this weekend. Since five matches are yet to come in the second phase of the SPL, there is a pretty good chance of Kilmarnock grabbing the fourth spot from the clutches of Hibernian. A good defensive record has been key towards Kilmarnock’s success under Clarke, but the team did allow Partick Thistle a number of opportunities.

Kilmarnock Team News

Gordon Greer (calf) and Steven Smith (back) are the players missing for Killie.

Hamilton Academical Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Kilmarnock Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hamilton Academical vs Kilmarnock Sidelined Players

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