With a campaign below the team’s goals so far, Kilmarnock arrives on this twenty-second day of the Premier League, which marks the return of the Scottish championship, after a break that lasted three weeks. In the 7th position, with a record with almost as many defeats as wins and draws. With 23 points, the distance to the access points to the championship round is two points (Hibernian and Livingston are the closest teams). Without any victory in the last seven rounds, Alexander Dyer’s team reacted to the crisis (five consecutive losses) last weekend, in the first game of 2020. At the reception of the modest Queen’s Park, League Two, the Kilmarnock won without any difficulty, 6-0.
Leading the standings with a two-point lead over the Rangers, but with one more game compared to the rival, Celtic is making a brilliant campaign, but not enough to have the same peace of mind of the past seasons toward the goal of the revalidation of the title of Scottish champion. In the last game of 2020, Neil Lennon’s team was surprised at home, losing in the classic “Old Firm” with the Rangers, 2-1, allowing the approach and placing the isolated leadership at the mercy of the rival. Upon returning to the competition, Celtic dominated and won 2-1, in the visit to the Partick arena, of the second division, in a match last Saturday, for the fourth round of the FA Cup.