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Hamilton Academical vs. Dundee United

New Douglas Park

Sat 6th Nov

3pm

Hamilton Academical v Dundee United

Dundee United attempt to build upon their recent late home victory against Hibernian when travelling to meet Hamilton Academical this weekend. The Arabs currently sit right in the middle of the table with fourteen points gained from their opening ten games, and are only a couple of points behind third-placed Motherwell. Hamilton are down in tenth and five points behind their latest visitors.

Vital Quotes:

"The teams are pretty even, I think whoever wins the midfield battle will win the game," Hamilton manager Billy Reid told BBC Scotland. "Sometimes you get a team you do pretty well against, you can never put your finger on it. It's just strange how it has come about. But they will know that as well. They will come here and be fully focused on this game, I guarantee that."

"Hamilton are one of the most difficult teams to beat in the league," admitted Arabs boss Peter Houston to BBC Scotland. "We know we never get an easy game against Hamilton, home or away. It's been a difficult week. I don't want to speak about anything with regards to the incident that happened in Glasgow, other than to say I'm disappointed and feel a bit let down. I've spoken to the individual players with regards to how we conduct ourselves at Dundee United."

Hamilton Academical Team News:

Hamilton skipper Alex Neil is again likely to be restricted to the bench as he continues his comeback from injury.
Hamilton Academical (from): Cerny, Buchanan, Canning, Neil, McLaughlin, McDonald, M. Paixao, Goodwin, Mensing, Routledge, Imrie, F. Paixao, Hasselbaink, Casalinuovo, Murdoch, Elebert, Skelton, Gillespie

Player to watch: Nigel Hasselbaink

Famous uncle but a nippy and talented attacking player in his own right, and scored the only goal of the game at Motherwell last week.

Dundee United Team News:

The Arabs continue to struggle with injuries and Craig Conway and Scott Severin are again doubtful, while Darren Dods and Mihael Kovacevic are already out. They have been joined by midfielder Danny Swanson after a reported incident in Glasgow city centre early on Wednesday morning, in which both in-form striker David Goodwillie and Barry Douglas were also allegedly involved and could therefore similarly miss out.
Dundee Utd (from): Pernis, Dillon, Watson, Kenneth, Severin, Dixon, Douglas, Gomis, D. Robertson, S. Robertson, Buaben, Conway, Goodwillie, Daly, Cadamarteri, Shala, Russell, Hill, Dow, Banks

Player to watch: Dusan Pernis

The Slovakian international goalkeeper is a very reliable last line of defence for the Arabs.

Match Facts & Stats

Hamilton come into the game on the back of an excellent 1-0 victory at Motherwell last week. The Arabs also recorded the same scoreline at home to Hibernian, courtesy of a late David Goodwillie strike.

Next Fixtures:

Hamilton - Kilmarnock (A); Dundee United - St Mirren (H)

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Date:Saturday November 6 2010

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