Queen Of The South will be at East End Park on Saturday for the Championship tie with home side Dunfermline Athletic.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Dunfermline Athletic v Queen Of The South can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Dunfermline Athletic will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-4 Championship victory vs Alloa Athletic.
For Dunfermline Athletic, the goalscorers were Ryan Dow (7') and Kevin O'Hara (67', 77', 90'). Kevin Cawley (45') scored for Alloa Athletic.
Dunfermline Athletic have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They have managed to rack up 14 during that period and have conceded a total of 3. That trend isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that Dunfermline Athletic:
- haven’t been beaten in the league by Queen Of The South in their last 4 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Queen Of The South
Since a losing effort in their last game against Raith Rovers in Championship competition, Queen Of The South and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
For Queen Of The South, the goals were scored by Stephen Dobbie (5') and Ayo Obileye (60'). Ross Matthews (2'), Manny Duku (12', 85'), Dan Armstrong (27') and Dylan Tait (69') scored for Raith Rovers.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring Queen Of The South, at least three goals have gone in. The average number of goals per game in that spell is 3.67, with the number of goals averaged by The Doonhamers working out to 1.33.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Queen Of The South:
- haven’t beaten Dunfermline Athletic when they’ve played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 02/03/2019 tells us that Dunfermline Athletic have won 3 of these games and Queen Of The South 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A combined total of 15 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from The Pars and 6 being from The Doonhamers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
Team News: Dunfermline Athletic
There’s just one fitness concern for the Dunfermline Athletic boss Stevie Crawford to contend with due to a largely intact group of players. Lewis Martin (Calf Problems) is sidelined.
Team News: Queen Of The South
Due to a fully injury-free group available to select from, Queen Of The South manager Allan Johnston doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
In this game, Dunfermline Athletic will more than likely fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they face Queen Of The South, who may well struggle scoring a goal of their own.
Therefore, we are anticipating a controlled 2-0 margin for Dunfermline Athletic at the end of the 90 minutes.
What are the top odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds on the 90 min. result market, the win for Dunfermline Athletic is best priced at 1.65, a bet on a draw is 3.98 and putting your money on the winner to be Queen Of The South will get you 5.5. They’re the best of the returns on offer right now.