Prior to the international break, Hamilton Academical hit rock-bottom of what is a very tight Scottish Premiership although with only three points between the Accies and safety they cannot be completely written-off. That said, they desperately need to put to an end an utterly miserable run of form which has seen them lose all-but-one of their last five Premiership outings as well as suffer a 6-0 thrashing to Rangers in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup.
Indeed Martin Canning’s men have conceded no less than fourteen goals without reply in their last three competitive matches and this is truly appalling form ahead of what will be a hugely difficult clash with high-flying St Johnstone this weekend.
The Perth side have been enjoying an excellent season – at least by their own standards – and their back-to-back victories over Dundee and Motherwell saw them leapfrog Heart of Midlothian prior to the international break. Given that the Jambos are facing Celtic this weekend, Saints will be confident of opening up a five-point gap over their main rivals for fourth-place by collecting all three points at New Douglas Park this weekend.
Hamilton’s record both at home and away has been absolutely abysmal and we don’t envisage their losing ways coming to an end when they face a St Johnstone side which have a renewed confidence following their recent excellent results.