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Their big Challenge Cup fixture on Saturday will see Inverness C.T. do battle with opponents Brechin City.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Inverness C.T. v Brechin City can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Inverness C.T. will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 2-3 Championship success against Dundee.
For Inverness C.T., the scorers were Cameron Harper (15', 83') and Billy McKay (45'). Ryan Sweeney (12') and Paul McMullan (57') scored for Dundee.
Fixtures with Inverness C.T. have tended to be engaging affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past 6 games, the sum of 22 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 10 of these coming from Inverness C.T.
In their previous game, Brechin City drew 1-1 in the Challenge Cup match with Stirling Albion.
The only player to score from Brechin City was Marc Scott (11'). Dale Carrick (59') scored for Stirling Albion. Brechin City ran out winners after a 5-4 penalty shootout.
The numbers tell their own story, and Brechin City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 12 goals in all. In defence, Brechin City seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Despite that, time will tell if that trend will be maintained here in this game.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head results going back to 13/04/2004 shows that these encounters have not been good ones for Brechin City. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories at all whereas Inverness C.T. have remained in the ascendancy, beating them in 100 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
An aggregate of 21 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 19 of them for Caley Thistle and 2 created by The City. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Championship match day 28 on 03/04/2018 when the final score was Inverness C.T. 4-0 Brechin City.
The referee was Colin Steven.
Team News: Inverness C.T.
The Inverness C.T. manager Billy Dodds will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this match owing to a completely injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Brechin City
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from, the Brechin City boss does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
Our feeling is that Inverness C.T. will, in all likelihood, be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
At the other end, Brechin City won’t find it easy to break down their defence but we can see them scoring here.
Our selection here is for a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory for Inverness C.T. come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Caledonian Stadium (7,512)
Captain: Sean Welsh
Chairman: Ross Morrison
Manager: Billy Dodds
Competitions: Championship position 4, Challenge Cup (Third round)
🔑 Key Player: Austin Samuels
Typically played in the Striker position, Austin Samuels was born in England. After having made a senior debut playing for Aberdeen in the 2021 - 2022 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the Championship 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 6 appearances.