Kilmarnock v Falkirk Betting Preview
Location: Rugby Park
Date: 22nd May
Live on BT Sport 1
Kilmarnock will be hoping that Josh Magennis declares himself fit for the waltz at the last chance dance on Sunday.
The final game of the Scottish football season kicks off at three o clock and at the end of it either Kilmarnock or Falkirk will be in the Scottish Premiership next season. The other will ply their trade in the Championship alongside Hibernian and Dundee Utd.
The Bairns hold a slender advantage from the first leg but they can consider themselves fortunate not to be trailing. Killie missed a couple of golden opportunities and yet another poor refereeing mistake went in their favour.
That makes at least three since the semi final and had the referees applied the law correctly they may never have even reached this stage. They do say you make your own luck and to be fair to Falkirk they have a never say die attitude that is something to behold.
They have scored a ninetieth minute goal in seven of their last ten games now and eight of their last fourteen goals have been scored in the last ten minutes. All those goals have helped steer them to the brink of promotion and none bigger, potentially, than the 92nd minute winner on Thursday.
But they looked susceptible to the pace of Kilmarnock’s Temitope Obadeyi and Josh Magennis, if he starts, will bring that in spades. He also brings enough physical presence to at least equal that of the lumbering Kris Boyd. The direction of this playoff final could very well turn on his availability.
He is carrying an injury though and with the European Championships just around the corner he may not fancy taking a risk on missing out on a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Kilmarnock v Falkirk Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Kilmarnock are favourites for this tie at a best 2.3 (13/10) with Marathon Bet. You can back Falkirk to win on the day at a high of 3.3 (23/10) with Betfair while the draw is best priced at 3.5 (5/2) with bet365 and McBookie amongst others.
Backing Killmarnock to qualify at 2.63 (13/8) with Ladbrokes and Betfair would seem like a better option than the WDW. You can back them to qualify in ninety minutes by taking them with a -1 handicap at 4.5 (7/2) with Coral.
But you can never count Falkirk out and if Magennis doesn’t start it could be difficult to see Killie breaking them down. The uncertainty also makes it difficult to have any faith in any selections until team selection becomes clearer.
Kilmarnock v Falkirk Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Betting Tips
If Josh Magennis plays back Kilmarnock to qualify @ 2.63 with Betfair