FootyMAD's Kilmarnock match preview

Last updated : 22 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Kilmarnock v Celtic fixture

Celtic face a trip to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Sunday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 48 of the 96 previous games, with the hosts winning just 20.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2005, with Celtic inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Killie in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 30 JanKilmarnock0 - 1CelticSPL
2004/2005Sat 06 NovCeltic2 - 1KilmarnockSPL
2004/2005Sat 14 AugKilmarnock2 - 4CelticSPL
2003/2004Sun 18 AprKilmarnock0 - 1CelticSPL
2003/2004Sat 31 JanCeltic5 - 1KilmarnockSPL
2003/2004Sat 01 NovKilmarnock0 - 5CelticSPL
2002/2003Sun 25 MayKilmarnock0 - 4CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Kilmarnock have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 18 goals for the Killie, with 9 goals against.

The The Bhoys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 15 goals for the The Bhoys, and 4 goals against.

Kilmarnock's 15 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position. Celtic are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 23 points from 10 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Celtic are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Kilmarnock. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Kilmarnock Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Celtic 3 successive away victories.
5 games since last away draw.
8 games since last defeat.