The final weekend of the Scottish Premiership season is almost upon us and we take a look as the sides fighting it out in the bottom half of the league table on Saturday afternoon.
The season is fast drawing to a close with the final round of Premiership fixtures taking place this weekend and Saturday afternoon sees the sides in the bottom-half of the table battle it out. Inverness Caledonian Thistle remain rooted to the foot of the table but with just one point separating them from Hamilton Academical, there is reason to believe that they can haul themselves back into contention by collecting all three points this weekend. Nevertheless a win for Accies over Dundee would spell the end for Inverness’ stint in the Premiership.
Will the Highlanders end up in the Championship or will Hamilton find themselves in the second-tier next season? Here’s what we think…
Hamilton Academical v Dundee match preview
Hamilton Academical are now just a single point away from the foot of the Premiership table and things are looking pretty grim for the Lanarkshire club as things stand. Accies desperately need victory when they face Dundee at New Douglas Park on Saturday afternoon although we don’t expect them to get anything for their efforts. The home side have managed nothing from their last four Premiership games and we see no reason to believe that things will improve this weekend.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Motherwell match preview
Only a week ago, Inverness Caledonian Thistle were four points adrift at the foot of the Premiership table, however their excellent 2-0 win at Dundee’s Dens Park on Wednesday saw them narrow the gap between themselves and Hamilton Academical to just a single point. Can the Highlanders make the final push towards relative safety by putting Motherwell to the sword at the Caledonian Stadium? There have been signs of improvement in the home camp of late but Motherwell will be eager to ensure that they will be making two less journeys up the A9 next season by sending Caley into the Championship.
Kilmarnock v Ross County match preview
Neither of these sides remain in the danger zone and as such we should witness a somewhat relaxed and free-flowing affair in this dead-rubber of a game at Rugby Park. That’s not to say that there won’t be any excitement along the way and with both sides eager to ensure that they sign-off 2016/17 on a high, we should see an attacking display and a goal or two. Whilst this should prove to be a closely-fought affair, we believe that the visitors will edge their way to the three points. Kilmarnock haven’t been at their best on home soil with just a single win at Rugby Park since January and the visitors will be keen to stop them grabbing a second.