- Rugby Park
- Kilmarnock beat East Kilbride 2-0 but the result was awarded against them for fielding a suspended player.
- Morton drew 0-0 with East Kilbride but won on penalties.
- Morton shut their training ground after five players plus some staff tested positive for Covid-19
Killie given big chance as Morton laid low
Kilmarnock have a great chance to boost their qualification hopes on Tuesday when they host a Morton side that has recently been hit by Covid-19.
Having already forfeited their opening match against Stranraer because the number of players self-isolating meant they couldn’t field a team, Morton were unable to train together until Monday.
Ton boss Gus MacPherson says five players have been laid low with the virus, badly affecting their preparations for the trip to Premiership Killie.
Tommy Wright’s side got their first win of the competition on Saturday when they overcame League One Clyde 2-1, although they still appear to be a work in progress.
The odds on the home side are predictably short and with so much uncertainty about the state of the visitors it may be best to swerve Kilmarnock on those terms.
One this is for sure – both teams need to win to boost their qualification hopes – and it should lead to an open, attack-minded contest even if the Championship club are short-handed.
Both teams to score looks an attractive play to us bearing in mind that seven of the last ten competitive Kilmarnock fixtures have landed such a bet.
And as for a correct score, we will take the hosts to win 2-1 as they did against Clyde on Saturday.
- 30 Jul