Very Tense At The Bottom Of SPL

With two games to play, and the bottom two clubs, Kilmarnock and Falkirk, tied on 29 points, the end of the season at the bottom of the Scottish Premier League is extremely tense. Third bottom, St Mirren are safe even though they are only 4 points clear of the other two. Why? Because Falkirk and Kilmarnock play each other on the very last day and both have significantly worse goal difference.

Tonight's matches are absolutely crucial for both sides.

Of the two, Kilmarnock are on the worst run having won only one of their last eight games and lost the rest. In the process they've scored only 5 goals yet conceded 14. Killie are playing away to Aberdeen tonight, who are no great shakes themselves, but are safe.

Falkirk on the other hand have done a bit better over the past eight games having won two, drawn three and lost three. Their goals record is better as well, having scored 8 and conceded 10. The Bairns host St Johnstone tonight, a team at the top of the SPL 'split'.

Clearly, tonight's matches are vitally important for both sides as a win for one and not the other will give the winning side a huge advantage going into Saturday's showdown match.

Generally speaking, if these were mid-season matches tonight, I'd stay away, but given the importance of three points to each of these sides as they fight desperately to avoid the drop, then a small interest may be called for.

Falkirk are currently 2.40 on Betfair with Kilmarnock available at 3.60. Both games are available to trade in the unmanaged in-play markets.

Decisions, decisions....

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