FM Preview: Kilmarnock v Celtic 19 Sep 2010

Last updated : 18 September 2010 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Kilmarnock v Celtic fixture

Kilmarnock prepare to entertain Celtic at Rugby Park at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning just 21 of the 107 games played, and losing 58.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Rugby Park was less than a year ago, in March 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 27 MarCeltic3 - 1KilmarnockSPL
2009/2010Sat 13 MarKilmarnock0-3CelticSFAC
2009/2010Tue 02 FebKilmarnock1 - 0CelticSPL
2009/2010Sat 31 OctCeltic3 - 0KilmarnockSPL
2008/2009Wed 04 MarKilmarnock1 - 2CelticSPL
2008/2009Wed 12 NovCeltic3 - 0KilmarnockSPL
2008/2009Wed 29 OctKilmarnock1 - 3CelticSLGC

Recent respective form guides

Kilmarnock have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Killie in those games, with 6 conceded.

The The Bhoys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The The Bhoys's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Kilmarnock lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 6 points from their 4 games so far. Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 4 games giving them a return of 12 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Kilmarnock are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Kilmarnock 4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Celtic 12 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 24 outings ago.