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Ayr to get back on track at Queen's Park

St Johnstone can bounce back from first defeat

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Ayr United can get their season back on track with a win at Hampden against Queen's Park.

Ian McCall's men have gone off the rails after a sensational start to their campaign, but should have enough to beat a Queen's Park side who have struggled this season.

They shipped five last week to Ladbrokes League One leaders Raith Rovers and United, with former Aberdeen striker Lawrence Snakland in fine form since his move to Somerset Park, will be looking to end a run of four games without a win.

The Glasgow amateurs have won just once at home this season and that was against Ladbrokes League Two strugglers Edinburgh City.
If Ayr are serious about catching Raith, they need to go to places such as Hampden and come back with three points.

St Johnstone suffered their first league defeat of the campaign last week when they went down to a controversial defeat in the Tayside Derby at Dundee.

But they should have more than enough to see off Hamilton Accies in Perth.

Saints made an unfortunate habit last season of dropping points at home against the so-called lesser lights of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

However, there are signs that Tommy Wright has made it a priority to eradicate that issue at McDiarmid Park.

Hamilton started the season well but have lost two of their last three and a broken foot for former Rangers and Hearts star David Templeton is a blow.

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Saints came close to ending Celtic's long unbeaten domestic record a few weeks ago when they draw 1-1 at Parkhead. They should enough in their locker to see off an Accies side at a respectable price.

It's worth taking a chance on Morton at fancy odds to see off Dundee United at Tannadice.

The Ladbrokes Championship pre-season title favourites have started the campaign slowly and there are serious rumblings against manager Ray McKinnon.

Morton have beaten leaders Dunfermline (after going two goals down) and Queen of the South in their last two games.

They also have exciting talisman striker Jai Quitongo fit again.
United have struggled to net recently and dismal draws against Dumbarton and Falkirk have turned up the heat on McKinnon.

The price of 9-2 is pretty insulting to the Greenock side who could be outsiders for promotion again this season.

Ayr Utd
2pts 20-21 Betfair
St Johnstone
2pts 10-11 Coral, Ladbrokes
1pt 9-2 Hills, Sky Bet

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