Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Saturday’s football game at Rugby Park pits together Kilmarnock and Hamilton Academical, the two teams who are eyeing a place in the play-offs. Kilmarnock sit in 5th position in the standings ahead of Matchday 13, but Motherwell and Aberdeen defeated them in the previous two league fixtures. However, the fact that the Killie have been producing excellent displays at home ground this term is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Hamilton.
The Accies, on the other hand, will be without suspended midfielder Scott Martin against Kilmarnock and given their poor form in the national championship, home win should be considered. You should bear in mind that Hamilton Academical are on a five-game winless run in the Scottish top flight ahead of the trip to East Ayrshire. When the two teams met at Rugby Park last season, Kilmarnock crushed Hamilton 5-0.
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 (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.