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St Johnstone will visit Global Energy Stadium on Saturday for the Premiership tie with home side Ross County.
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Ross County will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 0-2 Premiership success vs Hibernian.
In that match, Ross County managed 43% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Ross County, goals were scored by Harry Paton (25') and Oli Shaw (76'). On the other side, Hibernian had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target.
A recurring theme in more recent Ross County games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their prior six clashes before this one, in as many as 6 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a loser.
Their prior results show that Ross County:
- haven't been beaten in the league by St Johnstone in their last 5 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 9 league matches. Such a poor run.
In their last fixture, St Johnstone drew 0-0 in the Premiership tie with Hamilton Academical.
In that game, St Johnstone had 59% possession and 28 shots at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Hamilton Academical had 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The stats don’t lie, and St Johnstone have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in total. In defence, The Saints could really do with shoring things up. That sort of trend might not be sustained into this next game, though.
Their prior results show that St Johnstone:
- have not emerged victorious against Ross County when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated by Ross County when having played them away from home in the previous 7 league matches. A solid away record against them.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 12/05/2018 tells us that Ross County have won 2 of them and St Johnstone 0, with the tally of drawn results standing at 4.
A total of 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 of them for The Staggies and 6 created by The Saints. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
Team News: Ross County
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Ross County boss John Hughes to be concerned with from a near full-strength group. Charlie Lakin (Hamstring Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: St Johnstone
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from, St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We believe that Ross County will need to put in a solid display to breach the defence of this St Johnstone lineup who should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore see a hard-fought 0-1 victory for St Johnstone at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Global Energy Stadium (6,541)
Captain: Iain Vigurs
Chairman: Roy MacGregor
Manager: John Hughes
Competitions: Premiership position 12
⭐ Star Player: Ross Stewart
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Ross Stewart was born in Irvine, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Albion Rovers in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 19 appearances.