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Saturday, 15 December, 2018

All signs point to Arbroath dooming Queen's Park to relegation

Steven Lawless of Partick Thistle (left) vies with Niall McGinn of Aberdeen
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Arbroath can relegate Queen's Park with a victory at Hampden.

The Glasgow amateurs need to win and hope Albion Rovers lose at Ayr United just to make the relegation playoff spot from Ladbrokes League One.

But the signs aren't hopeful for Gus MacPherson's side mainly because of a woeful home record. They have won just one game at the National Stadium since December and that was their only home league success all season.

They are also playing an Arbroath side who are in decent form, having won their past two games and who will want to clinch third place in the table.

The Gayfield outfit have won all three of the teams' meetings this season and look a more than fair price to send Queen's Park to their doom.

In a card crammed with meaningless games, Partick Thistle are worth a stab at a big price to win at St Johnstone.

Saints have little to play for this season, unless you count the battle for seventh place in the bottom-six scrap.

The Jags most certainly do need points and Alan Archibald's side showed plenty of fighting spirit last week to come back from behind to defeat Hamilton thanks to talisman Kris Doolan.

St Johnstone have plenty of injuries too and key midfielder Murray Davidson is suspended.

Thistle seem to enjoy their visits to Perth - they have twice beaten St Johnstone there this season and also beat them at Firhill.

They have been written off for their visit to McDiarmid Park, but they will fight all the way to beat the drop and last week's win could give them the impetus they need after a poor recent run.

Falkirk are ending the season on a high and could yet inflict a defeat on partying Ladbrokes Championship winners St Mirren.

The Paisley side wrapped up the title earlier this month and they could be forgiven for believing they have earned a rest.

St Mirren boss Jack Ross could be set to field a few of his fringe players who haven't had much of a look-in throughout the season.

Falkirk have little to play for, but they beat Saints in Paisley recently and belted in five goals at Dumbarton last week.

Their price looks too big against a side who should already be on a well-earned holiday.

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The Gayfield outfit have won all three of the teams' meetings this season
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