IT would take a brave man to pick a winner of the Premiership play-off final … Falkirk and Kilmarnock are tough to split and it could be a tie that goes all the way to the death on Sunday.
The Bairns battled brilliantly to edge out Hibs in the semis and Killie should push them even harder with players such as Josh Magennnis, Kris Boyd and Greg Kiltie testing a defence that’s conceded at least two in eight of their last nine outings.
Both defences are rarely on top with Killie having conceded 10 in their last five – including four against relegated Dundee United on Saturday.
The stats suggest the way to go tonight is goals. There were nine in the semis and over 3.5 in both legs.
This is Falkirk’s fourth meeting with Premiership sides this season – winning one and losing two including a 7-0 mauling at Ross County.
Home advantage in the second leg may actually be like a noose round Killie’s necks as they’ve lost 11 in the league at Rugby Park and fans will be edgy if their side falls behind.
Over 2.5 goals
Falkirk v Killie draw
Falkirk to qualify