Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Dundee play host to Kilmarnock at their Dens Park in the Premiership relegation final, first leg. Dundee aim to return to the Scottish top flight following a two-year absence, and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field. The Dark Blues are eyeing their first win over Kilmarnock since May 2017, but they will have a mountain to climb in Thursday’s clash. A man to watch in the home team will be Jason Cummings, who has netted 8 goals in the Championship this season.
The Killie, on the other hand, did well to avoid automatic relegation. Kilmarnock head into the match following a 2-0 win over Hamilton, and seeing that they have been showing signs of improvement of late, share of spoils is on the cards at Dens Park. Dundee defenders should have Mitchell Pinnock at bay as he scored a brace in the triumph over Hamilton.
Highlighted Player (Stuart Findlay):
Stuart Findlay is a Scottish footballer who plays for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League. Born on September 14, 1995, Findlay is a product of the Celtic football school. However, despite spending his youth career at Celtic Park, the Scottish footballer did not see any game action with the Hoops at the senior level.
After ending his loan spells with Greenock Morton, Dumbarton, and Kilmarnock, Stuart Findlay signing a deal with EPL side Newcastle United in the summer of 2016. He made his debut for the Magpies in the FA Cup game against Birmingham City on January 18, 2017.
One year later, he decided to return to Kilmarnock, signing a loan deal with Rugby Park outfit. In July 2018, he joined the Killie permanently. Speaking of his international career, Findlay scored on his debut for the Scotland national team in a 6-0 win over San Marino on October 13, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Kilmarnock):
Founded on January 5, 1869, Kilmarnock are the oldest professional club in Scotland. The Killie welcome their opponents at Rugby Park, the stadium with the artificial turf. The venue, which was opened back in August 1899, can hold up to 17,889 people.
Kilmarnock won their first and only Scotland Premier League trophy in the 1964/65 season despite being level on points with Hearts at the end of the season. Fellow Ayrshire club Ayr United are considered the Killie’s bitterest rivals. The two teams have been facing each other in the Ayrshire derby since September 1910.
Dark blue is the dominant colour of the club’s home kit, while Kilmarnock footballers wear yellow and blues kit when playing on the travels. The Killie recorded their biggest win back in 1896, with the team beating Saltcoats Victoria 13-2 in the second round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup. The club suffered their biggest defeat in August 1938 as they were hammered by Celtic 9-1 in the Scottish League Division.