Kilmarnock to continue bid for salvation against Inverness

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Kilmarnock will hope their 3-0 win over St Johnstone in their last outing will be just the boost they need as they prepare to face Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

A win in this encounter will move Lee Clark’s side to within a point of Hamilton Academical, giving them a real chance of moving out of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership relegation/playoff places.

Killie looked strong in their victory over the Saints, with goals from Kris Boyd and Kallum Higginbotham securing the much needed three points.

The prospect of closing the gap on Hamilton should be enough to motivate, while they also do well when following up on the rare occasions that they have triumphed.

Clark’s men have picked up back-to-back wins on three separate occasions this term, accounting for six out of their eight wins meaning you can expect them to pick up where they left off after ending a run of six league games without a win.

Furthermore, the chance of them defeating their upcoming opponents is further increased when you look at the recent history of the pair.

This season alone, the duo have already met on three occasions, with the 10th-placed side despatching Inverness on two occasions.

Similarly, the fact that the games is being played at Caledonian Stadium also works in the visitors favour.

This is because, Caley have lost three of their last four games on home soil and haven’t picked up a single victory in that run.

Hamilton were one of the teams to beat them over the course of those matches, so clearly Inverness are beatable for teams in the lower reaches of the table.

Punters should also take into account the fact that Greg Kiltie has opened the scoring in two of the last three meetings between these outfits.

Therefore, it would be sensible to back him to do so again, with that outcome priced at 9/1.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Dan Ross

After a brief stint as a commentator, Dan took his passion for football into writing and went on to gain an NCTJ in sports journalism. A lifelong Walsall fan, he's followed the Saddlers through the highs, getting to Wembley for the first time ever last season, and the lows, namely relegation to League Two in 2006.