Location: New Douglas Park
Date: 30th July 2016
We saw the two faces of Hamilton Accies on Wednesday evening.
After a superb showing in the 3-0 win over St Mirren last weekend I warned that Hamilton Academical can be very inconsistent. I didn’t expect them to display that inconsistency so dramatically a few days later.
They got off to the worst possible start away to the groups whipping boys, Edinburgh City. Two goals down after just nineteen minutes and their qualification hopes were teetering on the brink. But they scored four without reply to leave them in with a very good chance of making the second round.
Although they will need to win against a decent looking Livingston side to make that happen. Livi can’t qualify and that’s a little unfair on them. They were very unlucky in losing 2-3 to St Mirren in the first game. Their subsequent 0-2 defeat to Ayr Utd wasn’t an accurate reflection on that game either.
All they have to show for their efforts is a 0-3 away win at Edinburgh City but they do seem a better side that that. They landed in a difficult group so they shouldn’t be too disheartened but the one win is likely to be as good as it gets.
Accies looked despondent after the first game defeat to Ayr. But the signing of Massimo Donati and a clutch of defenders has lifted the gloom around New Douglas Park. Seven goals in their last two games has gone some way to alleviating it, too.
They look set to continue in that vein and guarantee their passage to the next round. If they turn their good side to the camera of course.
Hamilton v Livingston Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Accies have drifted out to 1.5 (1/2) with McBookie and that is verging on backable. Marathon Bet have priced Livingston at 6.8 (29/5) and are also best price for the draw at 4.8 (19/5).
Hamilton -1 Asian Handicap is priced at 1.82 (9/11) with Mcbookie. That is worth a go with stake back insurance if they win by the odd goal. But it may well drift further as other bookies open their markets.
Both teams to score has a chance at 1.73 (8/11) with Betfred. Backing +2.5 goals is less favourable at 1.62 (8/13) with Skybet. Under 2.5 goals is available at 2.51 (53/35) with Marathon Bet and can be considered.
Hamilton v Livingston Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Predictions
Hamilton -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.82 with McBookie