Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Kilmarnock will be looking make amends for a 1-0 loss to Aberdeen when they take on Hamilton at Rugby Park on Saturday afternoon. The Killie are eyeing their second win of the season, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Anyhow, the fact that Kilmarnock rolled over Dundee United 4-0 in their last home game is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Hamilton, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Rangers, with the team beating Livingston on the road.
The Accies have been impressive on the road of late, but beating Kilmarnock on the road is easier said than done. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. In their last encounter at Rugby Park the two teams shared the spoils.
Highlighted Player (Scott McMann):
Born on July 9, 1996, Scott McMann is a Scottish footballer who plays for Hamilton Academical as a defender. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is used as both left and right back as well. Scott McMann is a product of the Hamilton Academical football academy, and he has been playing for the senior team since 2013.
In 2016 he made seven appearances in the league during his loan spell with Clyde. McMann, who represented both Scotland U16 and U17 teams in the past, wears the number 3 on his shirt. The right-footed defender made his Scotland Premier League debut with Hamilton in a 1-0 win over St Mirren on May 23, 2015.
The Scottish footballer scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win at Clyde in the League Cup on July 17, 2019. Scott McMann wears the number 3 jersey at Hamilton Academical.
Highlighted Team (Hamilton):
Nicknamed the Accies, Hamilton are the Scottish Premier League club founded back in 1874. Hamilton’s home ground is New Douglas Park, the venue which was opened in 2001. The capacity of the stadium is only 6,018. The Accies clinched their first domestic trophy in the 1985/86 season, with the team finishing the process eleven points clear of second-placed Falkirk.
Two seasons later, Hamilton repeated the success, with the team clinching their third and last Scotland Premier League trophy in the 2007/2008 season. The Accies wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home ground, while blue and green are the dominant colours of their away kit. Fellow clubs based in Lanarkshire, Motherwell, and Albion Rovers, are considered the club’s main rivals.
Speaking of the club’s biggest win, you should bear in mind that Hamilton outclassed Morton 10-0 in May 2014. Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy is considered one of the most notable footballers who started their senior career at Hamilton.