Kilmarnock v Partick Thistle Betting Preview
Location: Rugby Park
Date: 7th May
Partick Thistle fans probably thought they were safe when they just missed out on the top six.
To be fair they weren’t the only ones. Not too many saw them being dragged back into the relegation dogfight but a defeat to Kilmarnock will leave just three points between them and the relegation playoff.
A good win for Kilmarnock could eat right in to the goal difference too and that could make all the difference by the end of the season. They did just that against Hamilton last weekend when a 0-4 win turned a goal difference worse off by six into a differential better by two.
A similar 4-0 win at home to The Jags would eat up the goal difference between them and Killie are on the kind of form to achieve that. Their only defeat in their last four games was away to Caley Thistle but there were extenuating circumstances.
Either side of that game they beat an in form St Johnstone 3-0 and a desolate Hamilton Accies 4-0. It’s not too much of a stretch to see them doing something similar again. Particularly as Thistles’s form has fallen off a cliff.
They have lost all but three of their last ten games with the most recent 1-4 hammering by Inverness showing signs, potentially, of a malaise setting in. Their last three games have all been defeats with just one goal of their own in response.
If they can avoid defeat here they can consider themselves probably (although not certainly) safe and they have avoided defeat to Kilmarnock so far this season. The head to head stats show two draws and a big Thistle win here in October.
The head to head analysis also shows that this fixture churns out goals, historically. Both teams have scored in nine of the last eleven meetings since Thistle returned to the Premier Division. There have been three or more goals in seven of those meetings, too.
With Killie all out for the win, as they should be, there may be a chance of something similar this weekend.
Kilmarnock v Partick Thistle Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Kilmarnock are favourites but may shorten from their current best price of 2.5 (6/4) from Coral. Partick Thistle can be backed at a high of 2/1 with Skybet and McBookie while the draw is a best 3.45 (27/11) with 888Sport.
Both teams to score has a good chance based on historical precedent and the price of 1.94 (15/16) with 888Sport has plenty of appeal. The same applies for +2.5 goals available at 2.23 (16/13) with 888Sport.
Kilmarnock v Partick Thistle Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Betting Tips
+2.5 goals @ 2.23 with 888Sport