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Ross County play host to visiting rivals Livingston at The Global Energy Stadium in this Premiership match on Saturday.
Our Ross County v Livingston tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest betting odds.
Ross County are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-1 Premiership success versus Kilmarnock.
In that game, Ross County managed 39% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Ross County was Simon Murray (53'). For their opponents, Kilmarnock had 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
Matches with Ross County have tended to be exciting encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, the sum total of 24 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 12 of them accredited to Ross County. That aside, time will tell whether such a trend might be maintained in this next game.
In their last game, Livingston drew 1-1 in the Premiership tie with St Mirren.
In that game, Livingston had 49% possession and 13 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Livingston was Luiyi de Lucas (89'). St Mirren got 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Stav Nachmani (96') was the scorer for St Mirren.
David Martindale's Livingston have managed to stick the ball in the net 7 times throughout their previous six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those matches comes to 7.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes dating back to 22/01/2022 shows that Ross County have won 2 of these games & Livingston 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
An aggregate of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 5 of them from The Staggies and 6 being from Livi Lions. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The previous league match between the two was Premiership match day 1 on 06/05/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Ross County 2-0 Livingston.
On that occasion, Ross County managed 44% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The goalscorers were Alex Iacovitti (40') and Alex Samuel (61').
For their opponents, Livingston had 10 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
The referee was David Dickinson.
Team News: Ross County
Ross Callachan (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Ben Paton (Cruciate Ligament Injury) will be missing for Ross County boss Malky Mackay.
In all likelihood, The Staggies should line up in a 3-5-2 formation in the match featuring Ross Laidlaw, Will Nightingale, Jack Baldwin, Ryan Leak, James Brown, Kyle Turner, Connor Randall, Yan Dhanda, Josh Reid, Jordan White and Simon Murray.
Team News: Livingston
With a fully injury-free group to choose from, the Livingston boss David Martindale doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
From our viewpoint, Livi Lions seem most likely to utilise a 3-4-2-1 formation, starting Shamal George, Michael Devlin, Ayo Obileye, Luiyi de Lucas, Jamie Brandon, Andrew Shinnie, Jason Holt, James Penrice, Scott Pittman, Joel Nouble and Kurtis Guthrie.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Livingston will have their work cut out to register a score against this Ross County side who we think will likely be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 1-0 victory for Ross County at the end of this game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Global Energy Stadium (6,541)
Captain: Jack Baldwin
Chairman: Roy MacGregor
Manager: Malky Mackay
Competitions: Premiership position 5, League Cup (Quarter-Finals)