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The Premiership tie at Global Energy Stadium on Saturday will see home side Ross County up against opponents in Hearts.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Ross County v Hearts are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Ross County won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 3-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Celtic.
In that match, Ross County managed 23% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Celtic got 21 shots at goal with 8 on target. Cameron Carter-Vickers (64') and Albian Ajeti (70', 85') scored for Celtic.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Ross County haven’t conceded. The reality is that Ross County have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 12 goals in the process.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Ross County:
- are unbeaten in the league by Hearts in their last 4 matches.
- have left without a victory over Hearts in their last 5 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Last time out, Hearts drew 0-0 in the Premiership tie with Hibernian.
In that game, Hearts managed 57% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Hibernian had 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target.
Robbie Neilson's Hearts have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 9 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period equals 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Hearts:
- have not won against Ross County when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- remain undefeated by Ross County in away games against them for the last 7 league games. A solid away record against them.
- have not been beaten in their last 11 league matches away from home. They really have been good on their travels.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 01/03/2017, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Ross County winning 1 of those games, Hearts 1 and 4 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
6 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 3 for The Staggies and 3 coming from The Jam Tarts. That is an average goals per game value of 1.
The previous league match featuring the two was Premiership match day 22 on 22/01/2020 when it ended Ross County 0-0 Hearts.
The referee was Gavin Duncan.
Team News: Ross County
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Ross County gaffer Malky Mackay to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength group. Jake Vokins (Fatigue fracture) is out of contention.
Team News: Hearts
In an otherwise healthy group, there is just the sole fitness worry for the Hearts gaffer Robbie Neilson to be concerned about. Jamie Brandon (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be in action.
Our feeling is that Ross County have the firepower to find the back of the net against this Hearts lineup, although just one goal may not quite be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-2 advantage for Hearts at the end of the 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Global Energy Stadium (6,541)
Captain: Keith Watson
Chairman: Roy MacGregor
Manager: Malky Mackay
Competitions: Premiership position 11