Last updated : 23 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer

retains captaincy
Queens will be hoping that their recent sessions with a Sports Psychologist will bring them goals and a welcome three points against Hamilton Accies at Palmy on Saturday. The recent goal famine has not gone down well the with fans and opinions are split on the future of manager Iain Scott. One goal in 6 league games quite frankly is not good enough, but the most worrying aspect of Queens play is that we are not creating many chances. Against Stranraer on Saturday we dominated for long periods but the Cleyholers with less of the ball made the best chances. We must be able to get behind defences and also challenge more in the box. O'Neill was a huge disappointment at Stair Park and let's hope he returns to form as we need him to start finding the net. Scott must be under enormous pressure at the moment to produce the goods and one wonders if he will go for broke on Saturday in search of a win. Colin Scott is struggling with a ham string injury and of course Derek Lyle is out for a few weeks. Brian Reid is available for selection however and Jim Thomson retains the Captain's armband in an attempt to take some of the pressure off Bowey. It should be yet another tense afternoon tomorrow and we can only hope that Queens enjoy some luck and come up with a result. With Stranraer travelling to Brechin it could be a productive afternoon if Queens triumph.

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History of the Queen of the South v Hamilton Academical fixture

Queen o.t.S. prepare to entertain Hamilton Academical at Palmerston Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 40 games played, The Doonhamers have recorded 16 wins, and Hamilton Ac. have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was less than a year ago, in January 2005, with Hamilton Ac. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the The Doonhamers in a Scottish Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 19 MarHamilton Ac.1 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 01 JanQueen o.t.S.1-2Hamilton Ac.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 13 NovHamilton Ac.1 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 11 SepQueen o.t.S.1 - 1Hamilton Ac.SCD1
2001/2002Sat 13 AprQueen o.t.S.3 - 1Hamilton Ac.SCD2
2001/2002Tue 05 MarHamilton Ac.3 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD2
2001/2002Sat 13 OctQueen o.t.S.0 - 1Hamilton Ac.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the The Doonhamers in those games, with 4 conceded.

The away form of Hamilton Ac. however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Accies, and 4 goals against.

Queen o.t.S. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 6 games have yielded only 2 points. Hamilton Ac.'s 9 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 4th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Queen o.t.S.6024272
Hamilton Ac.63218511

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the The Doonhamers of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Hamilton Ac., who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S.Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Hamilton Ac.4 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.