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Scottish League Cup Weekend Preview

Partick Thistle v Greenock Morton

Partick Thistle host Greenock Morton on Saturday in a 15:00 kick off. Thistle are in mediocre form at the moment, their last three fixtures have resulted in 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, with a 2-1 win over Airdieonains, a 1-0 defeat to Cove Rangers and a 2-2 draw to Falkirk.

Greenock Morton are in similar form to Partick Thistle, their last 3 games has consisted of a 3-2 win over Ayr United, a disappointing 5-0 defeat to Raith Rovers and a 1-0 defeat to Dundee FC.

The most recenting meeting between the two sides was in December, Partick Thistle recorded a 2-1 away win. Alexander Jones opened the scoring in the 5th minute for Thistle,  before Kyle Jacobs equalised from the spot at the half an hour mark. Nonetheless Thomas O’Ware scored the winner in the 61st minute and Thistle traveled home with all 3 points.

Kilmarnock v Dumbarton

Dumbarton travel to Kilmarnock for a 15:00 kick off on Saturday. Kilmarnock are going through a rough patch in the league at the moment, with their last three games resulting in 1-0 defeats. Dumbarton’s last three outings have consisted of a 2-0 win over Airdrionians, a 1-0 over CLyde and a 2-1 defeat to East Fife.

The most recent match between Kilmarnock and Dumbarton was back in July 2018. Killie secured a 4-2 away win after being behind in the fixture twice. Craig Barr scored the first for Dumbarton just before half time, the second half was a thoroughly entertaining one as Kilmarnock equalised on the 50 minute mark. Bobby Barr struck for Dumbarton 10 minutes later to fire Dumbarton back in front. Furthermore Kris Boyd scored a hattrick in the last 20 minutes which was the game end 4-2.

Hamilton v Albion Rovers

Hamilton take on Albion Rovers on Saturday afternoon in a Premiership v League two clash. Hamilton go into the match in dire form, losing their last 4 matches, and a recent 8-0 defeat to Steven Gerrard’s in form Rangers. Likewise Albion Rover’s arent exactly going through a good patch of form, currently 9th in the league bordering the relegation zone.

The last time Hamilton and Albion Rovers met was over 3 years ago in the league cup. The game went all the way down to penalties but underdogs Albion came out on top. Alan Trouten socred the opener for Albion in the 9th minute before a Hamilton double saw the visitors lead 2-1 at the intermission. Trouten claimed his second of the tie shortly after half time to bring Albion back level. However just minutes after that Shaun Want scored Hamilton’s third. Albion scored again with yet another Alan Trouten strike as he grabbed his hattrick. Hamilton then scored from the spot to make it 4-3 before Ross Davidson netted a 90th minute equaliser to take the game to penalties. Albion won 4-2 on penalties in this memorable 8 goal thriller.