Last updated : 14 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer

Scott makes his
100th appearance
for Queens
Queens face Partick Thistle in a crucial relegation fixture at Firhill tomorrow. It is a game Thistle must win to have any First divison survival hopes and a defeat for Queens would drag the Doonhamers into a relegation dogfight. Queens have had a less than ideal preparation this week as their training has been disrupted due to Palmerston being unplayable and lack of a suitable alternative. Gary Wood and Brian Reid will be missing but McLaughlan along with McNiven will be available. Queens have come up against the odds whilst in a tight corner in the past but they will be really up against it this time with the form book pointing towards a Thistle win. The Doonhamers were less than impressive against Montrose despite Gibson's wonder goal and they will have to dig deep tomorrow. With several hundred Queens fans heading for Maryhill, there should be a cup-tie atmosphere and we all hope and pray for at least a draw.

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History of the Partick Thistle v Queen
of the South fixture

Queen o.t.S. face a trip to Partick Thistle at Firhill Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Doonhamers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Queen o.t.S. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the The Jags 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 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
1999/2000Sat 25 MarQueen o.t.S.1 - 1Partick Th.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Wood out with
kneck injury
Partick Thistle have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While The Jags have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Queen o.t.S. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Doonhamers have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Partick Th. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Bells Scottish Division One with a return of just 22 points from their 22 games thus far. Queen o.t.S. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 29 points from 21 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Partick Th.6132566
Queen o.t.S.6303899

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Queen o.t.S. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Partick Th.. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Partick Th.Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Queen o.t.S.4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.