Ayr United face Dundee at the Kilmac Stadium tomorrow night, as they go head to head in the Scottish Championship.
Tom Pearce, Honest Men Picks Predictor (@tompearce97)
The reverse fixture saw The Honest Men come out 2-0 winners, but how will tomorrow’s game play out?
Ayr United team news & injuries:
David Hopkin will be able to pick from the same players that he used at the weekend as everyone came through the game against Hearts unscathed.
Dundee team news & injuries:
Similarly, Dundee are in the same position as they don’t have any recent injuries so Jmaes McPake will be able to pick from the same group of players as at the weekend.
Ayr United form:
The Honest Men come into tomorrow night’s game on the back of the 2-0 loss away to Hearts at the weekend.
Ayr really aren’t in good form, though. In fact, they currently sit bottom of the form table with four losses, one win and one draw from the last six.
They have a poor record on the road as well, winning just two from their 10 away games this season.
Dundee continued their push for the play-off spot as they beat Arbroath 2-0 at home at the weekend.
They’re not in the best form either, finding themselves in sixth place on the form table with just two wins from their last six games.
They also have a very good record at Kilmac Stadium as well, winning six of their nine games at home whilst losing just once.
Our Picks for Honest Men Picks – Dundee V Ayr United:
1. Will Ayr United score in the first half? No
The Honest Men don’t have the best record when it comes to scoring in the first 45 minutes of games on the road.
They have found the net on just three occasions, averaging 0.3 goals per first period when on the road.
As well as that, Dundee have kept a clean sheet in the first half in 78% of their home games this season.
2. Will Ayr United score in the second half? Yes
Ayr do have a better record in the second half, though, scoring 10 goals from 10.
They have also scored in the second 45 minutes in 70% of their games on the road this campaign.
On the other hand, Dundee have conceded seven from nine, averaging 0.78 goals against per second half at home.
3. How many goals will Ayr United score? 1
The Honest Men have a better goal-scoring record on the road compared to when they play at home.
They have scored in 70% of their away games this season, scoring 13 from 10 which is an average of 1.3 goals scored per game on the road.
Dundee have an average defensive record on home soil, keeping just three clean sheets in nine games.
With 10 goals let in from nine games, they are currently averaging 1.11 goals against per home game.
4. How many goals will Ayr United concede? 2
Ayr have kept four clean sheets from 10 games on the road this season, one more than they’ve kept at Somerset Park.
They have also conceded 16 goals, averaging 1.6 goals against per away game.
Dundee are very likely to score at least one, having scored in every match played at home this season.
They have also scored 18 goals at Kilmac Stadium, which is an average of two goals scored per home game.
5. How many saves will Ayr United goalkeepers make? 4+
Viljami Sinisalo was tested on nine occasions at the weekend and he managed to make seven saves.
So between him and Peter Urminsky, they have made 20 saves in the last five games, averaging 4 stops per game.
Meanwhile, Dundee like to test the opposition goalkeepers quite frequently.
In the last five games, they have hit the target 22 times which is an average of 4.4 shots on goal per game.
6. Will Tom Walsh score? No
The winger has just three goals to his name this campaign, with two of them coming in the league.
Its been a while since his last goal as he has failed to score in his last five appearances, his last goal coming in the 4-1 win over Alloa in January.
This will be his fifth appearance against Dundee, however he has failed to scored in his previous four games against them.
- How many corners will Ayr United be awarded? 4+
- Will Cammy Smith score in the second half? No
- Will Luke McCowan score? No
- How many shots on target will Ayr United have? 3
- Will Michael Moffat score? No
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