It can be pretty hard to understand how Scotland manages to support so many professional football clubs, given that a huge number of them struggle on pitiful crowds week-in week-out. Indeed in the Scottish Premiership only a handful of clubs – namely Heart of Midlothian, Aberdeen, Rangers and of course Celtic – manage to attract crowds of over ten thousand on a regular basis. All of the rest appear to get by with attendances which wouldn’t be out of place in the lower reaches of England’s League Two.
One such club is Kilmarnock. The Ayrshire outfit struggle to get over 3,ooo through the turnstiles at their Rugby Park ground and this weekend’s clash with struggling Motherwell is hardly going to attract the masses. Killie themselves haven’t been putting in many classic performances of late and their relatively lowly league position reflects this fact. Indeed Kilmarnock have won just twice in their last twelve competitive matches and three points are desperately needed should the side wish to narrow the four-point gap between themselves and the top half of the Scottish Premiership table.
As for Motherwell, they are struggling just two points above the foot of the table as things stand and given that they have slipped some seventeen goals in their last four Premiership games, we don’t fancy their chances too much at Rugby Park this weekend. Indeed, Killie may not be setting the Scottish top-flight alight by any means but they have been managing to grind out a few decent results along the way and we believe that they should have the edge over a Motherwell side which are having no end of problem in defence.