Soccer betting preview: Ayr United welcomes Queen of the South in what could be a tight duel

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Competition: Scotland Championship
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Somerset Park (10185 seats)

Championship: Ayr United are 1 points after Queen of the South, but are psyched to go full force. Get this show on the road!

Insights:
  • Ayr United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Queen of the South have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

Queen of the South play their home fixtures on artifical turf, while this fixture takes place on grass. Up to date results for Queen of the South when featuring on grass are 15 wins, 7 draws and 15 defeats from 37 matches. They have managed to score 54 goals and conceded 59 times in these fixtures.

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Ayr United form and stats

The story so far in the Championship for Ayr United at their home stadium (Somerset Park) is 1 win, 2 draws and 1 defeat.

Times are rough for the home team, having gone 192 minutes without scoring a league goal. T. Adeloye was the last player to find the net.

Ayr United faced defeat in their previous match, away at Partick Thistle (0-4). As you see from the result above, Ayr United suffered greatly in their last game. Thankfully the team has a new chance to prove themselves in this one.

The spoils were shared after 90 minutes before that, a home game that ended 0-0 versus Greenock Morton.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Ayr have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 15 matches with the results: Won four, drawn five and lost six.

Ayr United has scored 5 league goals at home this season, in 4 matches. Ayr United have conceded 5 in these home matches.

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Queen of the South form and stats

2-0-2 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Queen of the South in their Championship matches away.

Impressive finishing from L. Connelly and A. Roy secured the home win 2-0 against Partick Thistle in their previous game.

That result followed a home victory 1-0 versus Dunfermline Athletic in the Championship.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Queen of the South playing away and similar expectations, we found nine relevant matches. Results were four Queen of the South wins, two draws and three defeats.

Queen are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 7 times in 4 away games so far. Queen's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 7 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Ayr victories, three draws and four Queen of the South wins. Over/under statistics; five of these games ended with three goals or more, five matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Ayr UnitedT. Adeloye
T. Adeloye
4 goals
Queen of the SouthL. Connelly
L. Connelly
3 goals
Queen of the SouthR. Paton
R. Paton
2 goals

Ayr United missing players

Queen of the South missing players

Ayr United Queen of the South
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
8 4 1 Played P 1 4 8
2 1 0 Won W 1 2 3
2 2 0 Drew D 0 0 0
4 1 1 Lost L 0 2 5
7 5 0 Scored S 3 7 9
12 5 2 Conceded C 2 7 12
88% 75% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
75% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 62%
38% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 75% 50%
38% 50% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 50% 25%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 100% 50% 25%
25% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 50%
25% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 25%
62% 50% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 25%
 
3.5 4.2 6 Corners for (avg) C F 2 4.5 4.6
6.9 5.2 4 Corners against (avg) C A 4 6.5 5.5
1.8 1.2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 1.5 1
2 2 2 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
6.4 8.2 4 Shots (avg) S ( 8 6 8.1
2 2.2 1 Shots on Target (avg) S O 8 4.2 3.5
44% 56% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 38% 41% 32%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Ayr United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Ayr United have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Queen of the South have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Queen of the South have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Queen of the South haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Inverness CT 8 6 1 1 10 4 4 4 0 0 7 2 4 2 1 1 3 2 6 19
2 Kilmarnock 8 5 1 2 9 4 4 2 0 2 4 4 4 3 1 0 5 0 5 16
3 Arbroath 8 4 3 1 16 6 4 2 1 1 7 2 4 2 2 0 9 4 10 15
4 Raith Rovers 8 4 2 2 14 10 4 1 2 1 8 8 4 3 0 1 6 2 4 14
5 Partick Thistle 8 4 0 4 17 13 4 3 0 1 10 4 4 1 0 3 7 9 4 12
6 Queen of the South 8 3 0 5 9 12 4 1 0 3 2 5 4 2 0 2 7 7 -3 9
7 Ayr United 8 2 2 4 7 12 4 1 2 1 5 5 4 1 0 3 2 7 -5 8
8 Hamilton Academical 8 2 2 4 8 15 4 1 0 3 2 6 4 1 2 1 6 9 -7 8
9 Greenock Morton 8 1 3 4 7 12 4 0 2 2 6 8 4 1 1 2 1 4 -5 6
10 Dunfermline Athletic 8 0 4 4 4 13 4 0 2 2 0 6 4 0 2 2 4 7 -9 4

Read more about Championship

The Scottish Championship is the second level of the Scottish Professional Football League. Ten teams play each other four times for a total of 36 fixtures in a season from August to May. The winner in the league table promotes to the Premiership and a playoff can promote one more team.