Prediction on game
On December 23, Fir Park (Motherwell) will host the match of the 18th round of the Scottish Premiership, in which Motherwell will compete with Kilmarnock. The battle will start at 20:45 CET.
The club shows good results from time to time. It goes without saying that every citizen of this town with the population of 33000 inhabitants is proud of the only champion title, even if this year they celebrate its 90th anniversary. In addition, several wins were taken in both Scottish Cups in different years. There was a great opportunity to reach the cup finals in 2018, but there was no success. Last season brought a fairly high 5th place. Nowadays, the team declines, and in fact it is trying to break away from the danger zone. Started off well, with 3 wins in 4 rounds, but since then the team has taken only 8 points. And it is not easy to speak about today’s conditions of the team. The last time they played at the official level was on November 12, when they game against St. Johnstone ended with a 1-1 draw away.
The team is common enough. It remains a typical “football lift” (with the caveat –the League Cup was won in 2012, and this is already the fourth such success in its history). Last season, “Killie” spent in the Championship, but was able to win the 1st place there, which allowed them to return to the elite without the play-offs. But being already in the Premiership, the newcomer is again in the danger zone. Dundee United is the only team that is lower, but Kilmarnock has nothing to be proud of, it has fewer points than the matches in the season – 15 to 17. Moreover, if before the pause it turned out to win finally (a 1-0 score at home against Hibernian), then in December everything started with the defeat in the game with Hearts – that match ended with a 1-3 score. On the other hand, there are only 2 points to Motherwell, and the win away can give a pretty good push in the table.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
The last six head-to-head matches the clubs have been strictly alternating victories over each other. Moreover, it was the host team who won three times, including the game in August, when Kilmarnock won with a 2-0 score.
Bookmakers are waiting for the revenge of Motherwell. We also believe that the hosts of the arena will be able to win in this pair (odd: 2.04).
Prediction on game