Last updated : 01 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer

Jim Thomson suspended
It's crunch time at Palmy tomorrow for Queens as relegation haunted Partick are the visitors to the last chance saloon. Queens will be going all out to grab some safety points which will ensure yet another season in Division 1 which must be some sort of a record for a part-time outfit. The Doonhamers should have enough ammunition in the locker to achieve at least a share of trhe points but their quest will be that bit more difficult without their influential defender Jim Thomson who is suspended. An injury to his obvious replacement David Craig has obviously added to manager Scott's final selection problems but I would expect the able Gary Wood to fill in alongside anchor man Brian Reid in defence with English and Paton filling the full-back berths. Barnard should also be retained in goal as his recent
Thistle Manager Campbell
form has been simply outstanding. I would expect Lyle and McNiven to lead the attack with Scotty spoilt for players in midfield. Make no mistake Thistle with their manager Dick Campbell will be up for this one and it should take on the atmosphere of a cup-tie with a large travelling support from Maryhill supporting their favourites. I expect it will be an open game and hopefully Queens can record a victory to ensure First division football at Palmy next season.

History of the Queen of the South v
Partick Thistle fixture

Queen o.t.S. prepare to entertain Partick Thistle at Palmerston Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 19 of the 43 previous games, with the The Doonhamers winning just 13.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was earlier this season, the The Doonhamers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 15 JanPartick Th.3 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 20 NovQueen o.t.S.1-0Partick Th.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 18 SepPartick Th.1 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2000/2001Sat 07 AprPartick Th.0 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD2
2000/2001Sat 03 FebQueen o.t.S.1 - 3Partick Th.SCD2
2000/2001Sat 25 NovPartick Th.2 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD2
2000/2001Sat 07 OctQueen o.t.S.1 - 2Partick Th.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. The Doonhamers have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 2 of their own chances.

The away form of Partick Th. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the The Jags have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Queen o.t.S. see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division One, showing a record of 40 points from their 30 games played so far, Partick Th. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Bells Scottish Division One with a return of just 32 points from their 30 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Queen o.t.S.6141337
Partick Th.6132656

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the The Doonhamers to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S.Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Partick Th.Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 15 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.