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The Premiership meeting at Global Energy Stadium on Saturday sees home side Ross County do battle with Kilmarnock.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Ross County v Kilmarnock can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Ross County prepare for this fixture following a 0-0 Scottish Cup tied result vs Hamilton Academical.
Hamilton Academical ran out winners after a 3-5 penalty shootout.
Ross County haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in more recent games. Their sum of goals equals just 1 vs opponents over their previous six fixtures. In those games, Ross County have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 7.
Going into this one, Ross County are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Kilmarnock go into this meeting following a 1-0 Scottish Cup win versus Dumbarton in their most recent fixture.
The only player to score from Kilmarnock was Jordan Jones (91').
Derek McInnes's Kilmarnock have slotted home 5 times throughout their latest sextet of matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those matches adds up to 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Kilmarnock:
- have left without a victory over Ross County when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without an away win for the past 14 league games. What a horror away run it has been.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 12/08/2020, there has been little to separate the clubs with Ross County winning 2 of those games, Kilmarnock 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
In all, 19 goals were produced between them in these games, with 9 of them from The Staggies and 10 netted by Killie. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Premiership match day 12 on 22/10/2022 when it ended Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County.
On that occasion, Kilmarnock managed 49% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player to score was Daniel Armstrong (20').
At the other end, Ross County got 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Colin Steven.
Team News: Ross County
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Ross County gaffer Malky Mackay to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. Ben Paton (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Kilmarnock
With a fully healthy group available to choose from, the Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes has no fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
We’re of the view that Kilmarnock and Ross County may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very even match with a 1-1 draw when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Global Energy Stadium (6,541)
Captain: Jack Baldwin
Chairman: Roy MacGregor
Manager: Malky Mackay
Competitions: Premiership position 12
⭐ Key Player: Owura Edwards
Typically playing in the Right Wing position, Owura Edwards was born in England. After having played his first senior match for Bristol City in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Premiership 2022 - 2023 season to date in 21 appearances.