THERE are just three games in the Scottish Premiership today with the showpiece Dundee United v Celtic League Cup Final taking place tomorrow.
There is a full Championship card too and here some stats and specials from William Hill’s Owen Scott. These are not tips – and on the end is some team news.
HAMILTON v ROSS COUNTY
Hamilton have only scored one goal in
their last eight matches. Ross County
have won their last two matches 1-0.
ROSS COUNTY TO WIN TO NIL 4-1
KILMARNOCK v ST MIRREN
Both matches between these sides this
season have finished 2-1 to Kilmarnock.
BOTH TO SCORE AND KILLIE WIN 3-1
PARTICK Th v ST JOHNSTONE
Only one goal has been scored in the
last three meetings of these sides when
Partick are the home side.
UNDER 1.5 GOALS IN MATCH 13-8
ALLOA v FALKIRK
Rory Loy has scored in Falkirk’s last
two victories against Alloa.
LOY TO SCORE AND FALKIRK WIN 5-2
COWDENBEATH v HIBS
Jason Cummings has scored in all three
of Hibs’ wins over Cowdenbeath
CUMMINGS TO SCORE x-x
HEARTS v DUMBARTON
Hearts have beaten Dumbarton 5-1 in
each of the last two meetings between
HEARTS TO WIN AND 5+ MATCH GOALS 5-2
QOS v RAITH
QOS have scored in both halves in both
meetings between the sides this season.
QOS TO SCORE IN BOTH HALVES 6-4
Hamilton v Ross Co
Accies defender Lucas Tagliapietra, who signed in January, has been ruled out of the squad for today with an ankle injury. Young forward Andy Ryan is still missing due to a groin problem but defender Jesus Garcia Tena returns after suspension. Spanish midfielder Ruben Palazuelos could return from a groin injury. The former Hearts man has been out of Premiership action since suffering a muscle strain against Aberdeen at the start of last month.
County are chasing their fifth win in a row but Rocco Quinn (hip) and Richard Brittain (hamstring) are not quite ready for top-team action despite stepping up their recovery work. Ben Frempah (ankle) and Darren Barr (knee) have longer to go before making their returns.
Last season: No corresponding fixture.
Referee: Craig Thomson.
Killie v St Mirren
Killie will be without defender Darryl Westlake who is suspended. The 24-year-old Englishman was sent off after picking up two yellow cards at Motherwell last week.
Defender Chris Chantler is a doubt with an ankle problem, Rory McKenzie (knee), defender Mark Connolly (broken collar bone), midfielder Jamie Hamill (ankle) and striker Michael Ngoo (ankle) remain on the sidelines.
St Mirren’s Bulgarian defender Viktor Genev has recovered from a hamstring problem. He was subbed on his debut against Hamilton two weeks ago but the break has allowed recovery. Marc McAusland is struggling with his knee while midfielder Isaac Osbourne is out long term after ankle surgery.
Last season: Killie 1, St Mirren 0; St Mirren 2,
Killie 0; Killie 2, St Mirren 1; St Mirren 1, Killie 1.
Referee: Steven McLean.
Partick Th v St Johnstone
Thistle will be without Kallum Higginbotham with the midfielder suspended after picking up a red card in last week’s defeat at Ross County. Dan Seaborne (ankle) and Callum Booth (knee) are both also doubtful for the Firhill side while Sean Welsh (ankle) and Christie Elliott (broken hand) are both ruled out.
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright will be happy to see veteran defender Frazer Wright back in his squad. He has returned to training after missing the win over Celtic at Parkhead 10 days ago with a broken nose. Midfield man Simon Lappin remains on the sidelines for Saints with a knee injury.
Last season: St Johnstone 1, Partick Thistle 1; Partick Thistle 0, St Johnstone 1; St Johnstone 1, Partick Thistle 1.
Referee: Willie Collum.
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