Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Saturday’s football game at Rugby Park pits together Kilmarnock and Motherwell, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Premiership table. Kilmarnock suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing to both Livingston and Hibernian in the last two league matches, and they must be low on spirits ahead of the visit of Motherwell. To make things even worse for the home side, Kyle Vassell is banned for the match, while all Ben Chrisene, Jeriel Dorsett, and Innes Cameron remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Meanwhile, the Well, aim to build on back-to-back wins over St. Mirren and Hearts, but given their poor winless run on the road, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of picking up more than one point from the match. All Mikael Mandron, Shane Blaney, Nathan McGinley, and Joseph Efford are out of contention with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Christian Doidge):
Over the years Christian Doidge has established himself as one of the best attackers in Scotland Premiership. Born on August 25, 1992 in Newport, Doidge is a Wales international who plays for Hibernian in the Scottish top flight.
He is a product of the Southampton football academy, but he did not see any game action in the Premier League with the Saints. The towering striker played for Bristol Rovers during his youth career as well before joining Cwmbran Celtic at senior level. He played for the likes of Barry Town, Carmanthen Town, Dag & Red, Dartford (loan), Forest Green Rovers, and Bolton Wanderers (loan) as well before signing a deal with the Hibs.
Christian Doidge made his Scotland Premier League debut on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 win over St. Mirren. The Wales attacker scored his first league goal for the Hibs against the same opponent three months late. Doidge has yet to receive a call-up for the Wales national football team.
Highlighted Team (Motherwell):
Motherwell are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premiership. The Steelmen play home games at Fir Park, the stadium which can hold up to 13,677 spectators, wearing amber and claret shirts.
White, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of the club’s away kit. Founded in 1886, Motherwell won their first domestic trophy in the 1931/32 season, leaving Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic behind them in the standings. Speaking of the Scottish Cup, the Steelmen have two titles in the cup competition. In the 1951/52 season, Motherwell defeated Dundee 4-0 in the Scottish Cup final, with the team repeating the success 39 years later as they outplayed Dundee United 4-3 in the title game.
The likes of Hamilton Academical and Airdrieonians are regarded as the club’s bitterest rivals. The games between these clubs are known as the Lanarkshire derby. Hughie Ferguson is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart as he netted 284 goals for the Steelmen in league matches.