Balanced ball game between Kilmarnock and Dundee United expected

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Competition: Scotland Premiership
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: BBSP Stadium Rugby Park (18128 seats)

Kilmarnock hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 24 points and a 11th position in the Premiership table. Visiting Dundee United holds 7th place with 34 pts.

Insights:
  • Kilmarnock has the fewest clean sheets (4) in Premiership
  • Dundee United have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

This stadium uses artifical turf, unlike Dundee United's home stadium. The visitors last ten games on artifical turf have ended in 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.

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Kilmarnock form and stats

Kilmarnock's struggle is real here at BBSP Stadium Rugby Park with only 14 points collected from 14 Premiership games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 4-2-8. There's also a terrible streak running regardless of playing venue as Kilmarnock have lost eight games in a row. Game days at BBSP Stadium Rugby Park have recently become somewhat of a nightmare for Kilmarnock as they have lost three home games in a row. It hurts.

Times are rough for the home team, having gone 508 minutes without scoring a league goal. A. Tshibola was the last player to find the net.

No payout for Kilmarnock in their previous match, an away game at Aberdeen that ended in defeat 0-1. A defeat was the result before that one, 0-1 away at Rangers.

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 Kilmarnock have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eight matches with the results: Won two, drawn one and lost five.

Kilmarnock has scored 17 league goals at home this season, in 14 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Kilmarnock have conceded 20 in these home matches.

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Dundee United form and stats

There's been little loot from Dundee United's travels as they have only collected 15 points from 15 away games in the Premiership. Dundee United only have 3 wins to counter their 6 defeats and 6 draws.

There might be some fixture complaints from Dundee as they are again playing away from home after losing on the road in their previous match, the Premiership match against Rangers (1-4). A home win before that, celebrating 3-0 vs Livingston.

Dundee goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist had a great day against Rangers, but despite making seven saves the loss could not be avoided.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found six similar matches played by Dundee in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Dundee United, three draws and one defeat.

The attacking power of Dundee when travelling is not overwhelming with 9 goals scored from 15 league matches away. Dundee have conceded 22 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Kilmarnock and Dundee United have met before this season: Dundee United - Kilmarnock 2-0. Kilmarnock-Dundee United H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Kilmarnock four wins, Dundee United five wins, one draw. seven of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Dundee UnitedN. Clark
N. Clark
8 goals
KilmarnockC. Burke
C. Burke
7 goals
KilmarnockN. Kabamba
N. Kabamba
5 goals

Kilmarnock missing players

Dundee United missing players

Kilmarnock Dundee United
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
30 14 4 Played P 6 15 30
7 4 0 Won W 3 3 8
3 2 1 Drew D 2 6 10
20 8 3 Lost L 1 6 12
26 17 5 Scored S 7 9 27
42 20 8 Conceded C 4 22 42
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 83% 73% 83%
70% 79% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 67% 73%
33% 50% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 40% 47%
20% 29% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 20% 17%
3% 7% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 7%
33% 50% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 33% 47%
13% 14% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 40% 30%
53% 36% 0% Failed to Score F T 17% 53% 40%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.5 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 1.8 1.8
5 4 1 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
8.9 10.4 9 Shots (avg) S ( 11.7 9.1 8.7
2.8 3.7 3.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 2.2 2.3
31% 33% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 39% 27% 39%
Key stats in Premiership this season:
  • Dundee United have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Kilmarnock has the fewest clean sheets (2) at home in Premiership
  • Kilmarnock has the fewest clean sheets (4) in Premiership
  • Kilmarnock have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Kilmarnock haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Kilmarnock is in the worst form (0-0-6)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rangers 30 26 4 0 73 9 15 15 0 0 44 2 15 11 4 0 29 7 64 82
2 Celtic 30 19 7 4 64 23 15 10 3 2 29 10 15 9 4 2 35 13 41 64
3 Hibernian 29 15 7 7 41 26 15 6 5 4 19 17 14 9 2 3 22 9 15 52
4 Aberdeen 30 13 9 8 32 29 16 9 3 4 22 16 14 4 6 4 10 13 3 48
5 Livingston 29 11 7 11 36 35 14 5 3 6 16 17 15 6 4 5 20 18 1 40
6 St. Mirren 29 9 8 12 28 34 15 3 6 6 13 21 14 6 2 6 15 13 -6 35
7 Dundee United 30 8 10 12 27 42 15 5 4 6 18 20 15 3 6 6 9 22 -15 34
8 St. Johnstone 30 8 9 13 31 39 14 3 4 7 6 13 16 5 5 6 25 26 -8 33
9 Motherwell 29 7 7 15 26 46 15 3 3 9 13 28 14 4 4 6 13 18 -20 28
10 Ross County 29 7 5 17 22 53 15 3 4 8 12 27 14 4 1 9 10 26 -31 26
11 Kilmarnock 30 7 3 20 26 42 14 4 2 8 17 20 16 3 1 12 9 22 -16 24
12 Hamilton Academical 29 6 6 17 28 56 14 2 4 8 11 23 15 4 2 9 17 33 -28 24

Read more about Premiership

The Scottish Premiership is the top division of football in Scotland, the Scottish Professional Football League. Twelve teams play 38 fixtures to top the league table in a season running from August to May. The teams first meet each other three times. Then the league splits in two for five more games.