A trip to Cappielow is usually made under a cloud-laden sky with accompanying wind and rain, however visit on a sunny day and the place has a rather pleasant feel to it. The cranes along the Clyde offer a rather distracting vista should the football on offer prove to be less than entertaining and all-in-all it is usually a pleasant experience. The ground itself is of an old-school nature with plenty of crumbling terracing and whilst the place is usually far from full, the atmosphere generated can often compensate for the sometimes gloomy surroundings.
This should prove to be the case on Saturday afternoon and visiting Queen of the South usually bring with them a sizeable number of optimistic and generally noisy supporters. Indeed whilst a day-trip to Greenock in mid-March isn’t usually high on most peoples’ agendas, Cappielow usually proves to be a favourite amongst football fans and we’re expecting a thoroughly entertaining match between these two sides this weekend.
Queens desperately need the three points in order to close the gap on fourth-placed Morton and defeat would effectively kill-off any lingering hopes the visitors still have of making it into the play-off places this season. James Fowler’s side sit seven points adrift of the top-four in the Championship and they managed to beat this weekend’s opponents 3-0 in their recent league meeting at Palmerston Park, however we’re far from optimistic about the visitors’ chances this weekend. Indeed, given that the Dumfries side have failed to register a single victory away from Palmerston Park since September, we envisage a win for the home side as they further cement their place in the Scottish Championship play-offs.