Queen of the South match preview

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Ayr United vs. Queens of the South

Ladbrokes Championship
Tuesday 9th April 2019. Kick-off 7.45pm

Ayr United’s busy schedule continues tonight (Tuesday) when Queen of the South are the visitors to Somerset Park. Neither side finds themselves in particularly good form as they battle it out at opposite ends of the table; a narrow defeat at home to Inverness of Saturday saw Caley leapfrog the Honest Men in the Championship table but United can regain third place tonight with a win which would close the gap on Friday night’s opponents Dundee United to six points.

Opponents:Queen of the South travel to Somerset Park with just one win in their last 10 games, a 2-1 victory against Dundee United at Tannadice. That result ended a sequence of seven consecutive defeats for Gary Naysmith’s men. Queens’ have since drawn their last two games, in dramatic circumstances at home to Falkirk seven days ago and versus Morton on Saturday, again at Palmerston Park.

The Doonhamers occupy seventh place in the Championship table, just 3 points above bottom side Alloa Athletic as the relegation battle looks set to go down to the wire; just four points separate tenth placed Wasps and Greenock Morton in sixth. Those two sides face each other at Cappielow tonight, while league leaders Ross County can extend their lead at the top of the table when they host Dunfermline Athletic.

Form:

Ayr United – LLWDL

Queen of the South – LLWDD


Team News: Aaron Muirhead is out with a calf strain. Everyone else is available.


Head to head (league games at Somerset Park):
Ayr United wins – 14

Draws – 8

Queen of the South wins – 14

United have just one win in the last 14 matches between the sides


Last Meeting:
The last two meetings between the sides this season have ended 1-1, at the end of December at Palmerston and at Somerset Park in November.

Match Officials:
Referee – Greg Aitken
Assistant Referee 1 – Kylie Cockburn
Assistant Referee 2 – Ross Anderson

Admission:

Adults – £17

Concessions (OAPs, students and 18-21 year olds) – £11

Under 18s – £6