Location: New Douglas Park
Date: 5th March 2016
This is building up to be one of the most important Lanarkshire derbies for years.
Both Hamilton Accies and Motherwell are embroiled in the relegation quagmire and a win for either side would go a long way to easing their fears. A defeat and things really begin to look bleak, particularly for Accies who would be only two points clear of Kilmarnock in eleventh place.
They used to have a home record that was the envy of the country but that went south when Alex Neil left for Norwich. This season they have won just three times at NDP and in none of the last ten games.
They can at least throw some ‘bogie ground’ mud at The Steelmen and hope that something sticks but there is some credence in that notion. ‘Well have won just the once here in nine attempts but that was in Mark McGhee’s last stint as manager.
He has discredited the notion of a bogie team this week and is likely more worried about Motherwell’s penchant for conceding late goals. They did just that in the last Lanarkshire derby when a late Hamilton penalty rescued a point at Fir Park.
It also happened at Dundee, Partick Thistle, St Johnstone and at home to Inverness of late. Motherwell fans are well aware that this game won’t be over until it’s bloody well good and over.
Both sets of fans will be hoping that when this game ends their club has risen at least one place in the table. A draw would leave them both in their current positions bit it wouldn’t be the worst result for either side.
Hamilton v Motherwell Betting Preview Betting Odds
Accies’ home advantage sees them as favourites at 2.59 (27/17) with Marathon Bet. Motherwell are as high as 2.9 (19/20) with McBookie while the draw is 3.5 (5/2) with Marathon Bet and that could be worth a look.
Both teams to score has a chance at 1.84 (21/25) with 888Sport but the head to head record suggests goals are rarely the way to go. That was until the last one that finished 3-3 and +2.5 goals on this occasion pays 2.05 (21/20) with William Hill.
Hamilton v Motherwell betting preview free football tips & betting tips
Draw @ 3.5 with Marathon Bet