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Kilmarnock vs St. Johnstone predictions for Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership fixture at Rugby Park. Both teams look to improve after some poor results of late. Read on for our free Scottish Premiership predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Kilmarnock to Win and Under 3.5 Match Goals @ 13/10

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Kilmarnock 1-0 @ 19/4

Reason For Kilmarnock vs St Johnstone Predictions

  • Kilmarnock are now unbeaten in five at Rugby Park, where they’ve kept two clean sheets in their last three.
  • Kilmarnock are unbeaten in their last six games against St. Johnstone, five of which they’ve won.
  • St. Johnstone have won none of their six travelling matches during the current campaign.
  • St. Johnstone have the worst away goal difference in the Scottish Premiership.

Kilmarnock look to maintain pleasing home form

To prove that last season’s third-place finish was no one-off, Kilmarnock have been tussling in the top six once again this term. Wednesday’s hosts come into this match in 5th, six points behind Aberdeen, who’re currently 3rd.

Home is certainly where the heart is for Killie, who’ve lost just one out of eight at Rugby Park, winning four of the other seven. Kilmarnock’s pleasing home form has been built largely on defensive solidity. Only two teams have shipped less home goals than Angelo Alessio’s men, who’ve conceded just five in at eight. Only Celtic have kept more SPL home clean sheets than Kilmarnock, who’ve shut their opponents out five times on their own patch.

Sorry St. Johnstone need a reprieve

While Killie tick along nicely, St. Johnstone continue to flounder. Wednesday’s visitors are currently bottom of the pile.

Scoring goals has been an issue for St. Johnstone, who’re averaging just under a goal per game (0.93), but their big problem is at the other end of proceedings. Restricting teams and keeping clean sheets are two things that Tommy Wright’s men seemingly cannot do, especially away from home.

On their travels, St. Johnstone have conceding 18 goals, have kept zero clean sheets and have conceded two or more in five out of six. Another issue for the visitors is end-product, as they’ve often bettered teams in terms of both shots and shots on target. St. Johnstone have come out on top in both of those areas in exactly half of their away games, yet they’ve conceded more than three times as many goals as they’ve scored. A combination of poor end-product and defensive weakness really is killing The Saints.

Killie to take advantage

Given the efforts of both, this appears to be a gilt-edged opportunity for Kilmarnock to make it four wins in five home games. Specifically, ‘Kilmarnock to Win & Under 3.5 Goals’ stands out. St. Johnstone’s efforts simply haven’t matched Kilmarnock’s at either end of the pitch. That said, we shouldn’t expect the hosts to run riot. Killie have won three of their four recent home games against bottom-half opposition, but they only scored more than twice in one of those three and are yet to score more than three at home. They’ve kept three clean sheets in five games against bottom-half opponents.

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Article by: Bradley G
Contact: bradley.gibbs@apsleygroup.co.uk
Twitter: @BGibbs92
Published: December 2, 2019

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