Hamilton couldn’t have had a worse start to the league this season, after two matches they find themselves bottom of the table on zero points with just one goal to their name and they have already conceded six. St Mirren have won one and lost one, scoring just one goal and conceding three.
These encounters don’t tend to be high scoring affairs, over the five most recent meetings between the pair at New Douglas Park only two have seen Over 2.5 goals and Both Teams to Score has landed just once. St Mirren were absolutely awful last season on the road, winning just two of their 15 away matches, drawing two and losing 11. Hamilton won just four of their 16 at home last season, drawing three and losing nine.
We’re taking some insurance on the home side here with the Draw No Bet. They’ve held the upper hand against St Mirren over recent fixtures here, winning four out of the last six in all competitions and home advantage, with the small crowd, could just swing it in Hamilton’s favour.
Both sides are yet to win in the league this season, Kilmarnock have drawn two matches and lost one, scoring four and conceding five. St Johnstone have drawn one and lost one, scoring one and conceding four.
The home side have won in three out of five previous meetings here, there’s been one draw and St Johnstone won one, back in 2017 with an 89th minute goal. Indeed, the home side have won five out of the last eight, while the vistors have won two and there’s been just one draw.
Kilmarnock only lost four times over their 16 home matches last season. St Johnstone only won three of their 13 on their travels, so we’re backing the home side to get their first win of the season here thanks to those records.
Ross County have started off pretty well having won two and drawn one of their three matches, whereas Dundee United have won one, drawn one and lost one. It’s been an even split between the sides over their five most recent meetings, both have won two and there’s been one draw.
Looking at home vs away it’s the same, they’ve both won two and there’s been one draw at Victoria Park over their five most recent matches in all competitions.
Both Teams to Score landed in three of those five and we’re going with that here. Ross County were averaging 1.21 goals per home match last season and were conceding 1.64, and they’ve got three goals over their two home matches this season.
Dundee United, obviously promoted as Championship winners to the Premiership, were decent on their travels last season scoring 1.21 goals and conceding 0.86 and we reckon they’re good enough for at least a goal here.
Hibs and Rangers have started the season the best, both have won all three of their fixtures so far. Hibs have scored seven over their three matches, conceding just two.
Motherwell are winless since the beginning of the new season, they’ve only chalked up one point from a possible nine over their three matches. The Well have only scored two goals so far, conceding four.
Results have been even between the pair over their five most recent matches, both have won two and there’s been one draw. At Easter Road though things are quite different; the home side have won the last four in a row, the fifth was a draw.
Form wise and with that strong home record, we have to go with the Edinburgh club here.
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