Ross County picked up a rare win last weekend, but can they stop high-flying Hibernian at Victoria Park Dingwall on Saturday?
The Staggies claimed arguably their most important win of the season when they defeated Partick Thistle 4-0 at home last weekend. Before the game, County had spent most of the season in the bottom spot, but the win helped them move into the 11th spot – due to a better goal difference than Partick.
The Staggies still find themselves five points behind total safety, so they would hope to continue the progress in the coming weeks.
However, it won’t be an easy task to come out with something from the game against Hibs. Neil Lennon’s side are currently the best in-form side in the league. The visitors are undefeated in their last eight games in the league and they are placed in the fourth spot with 58 points. Only four points separate them from second-placed Aberdeen, so there is very much at stake for them in the coming weeks.
Hibs come into this game following back-to-back home wins over Partick and Hamilton. However, on the road, they have had their own share of problems. In their last four away games, Hibs have managed only just one win. We expect them to pick another on Saturday.
Hibs have claimed two league wins already over their opponents this season.
Ross County vs Hibernian – Match Facts
Hibs have scored two goals or more in seven of their last games in the league.
Ross County’s last four games in the Premiership have ended with 2.5+ goals.
The hosts have scored in each of their last seven homes games in the Premiership.
Ross County vs Hibernian – Team News
Andrew Davies is suspended for the hosts, and the likes of Greg Tansey, Tony Dingwall, Jamie Lindsay are sidelined.
David Gray and Ross Laidlaw will miss out for the visitors.
Ross County vs Hibernian – Match Odds
Hibs are understandably favourites to win at their best odds of 10/11 at William Hill. We are going for an away win as our prediction in this game.
A draw is available at 13/5 odds at Bet365, and a home win can get you 10/3 odds at the same bookmaker.
Ross County vs Hibernian – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most likely result in the betting market at 13/2 odds at William Hill. We have picked a 2-1 Hibs win as our prediction in this game. This result is available at the best odds of 15/2 at Bet365.
Ross County vs Hibernian – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Hibs striker Florian Kamberi is available at 11/8 odds at Bet365. Kamberi scored a hat-trick in Hibs’ last game, and we think he is good value for a bet. Jamie Maclaren is an alternative option at 7/4 odds.
County’s hat-trick hero Alex Schalk is available at 9/2 odds at Unibet.
Ross County vs Hibernian – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We predict at least three goals in the game, and we are backing over 2.5 goals bet at the best odds of 20/23 at Coral.