Airdrie vs Hamilton Accies, KO: 19:35 May 17, 2023, Excelsior Stadium
AIRDRIE entertain Hamilton Accies in the first leg of the Scottish Championhip play-off on Tuesday and both sides will go into this with confidence.
The Diamonds may have only finished third in League One and 21 points behind runaway winners Dunfermline and seven behind runners-up Falkirk, but they absolutely blew the Bairns away in the semi-finals.
They battered them 6-2 at home and even though they could have allowed themselves to lose by a few goals in the return leg on Saturday, they went and completed a double with a 1-0 win at Falkirk.
They've only lost once since March and that was a nothing game at home to Queen of the South with play-off places secured.
But Accies must be delighted with the way they took care of Alloa in their semi-finals. They were trailing 1-0 from the first leg and 2-0 down at home, but stormed back to hammer Alloa 5-2, albeit the Wasps were down to ten men in the first half.
That took character, but Airdrie have their tails up in this Lanarkshire battle.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
The clubs haven't been in the same league for ten years, but for what it's worth, they met in the League Cup four years ago and Hamilton won 3-2.
Players to watch
Callum Gallagher has scored 23 goals this season and the former Rangers striker is 13/8 to score anytime with bet365.
Andy Winter was the hat-trick hero for Hamilton against Alloa and he is 12/5 to score this midweek anytime with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Both sides have goals in them, but Airdrie have the momentum here with eight wins out of their last 11 games and have to be backed.
Recently, as well as scoring six against Falkirk, they have also rattled in four against Edinburgh City, five against Clyde, six against Kelty Hearts and seven against Peterhead.
So back them to score two goals or more too at 23/20 with McBookie.com.
With Accies also able to score, there should be goals on the agenda here. Back the Diamonds to win and over 2.5 goals at 12/5 again with McBookie.com.
This match between Airdrie and Hamilton Accies will be played on May 17, 2023 and kick off at 19:35. Check below for our tipsters best Airdrie vs Hamilton Accies prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.