Ross County vs St. Johnstone
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Victoria Park (Dingwall).
Home advantage has hardly made a difference for Ross County in their recent h2h encounters here. With St Johnstone stumbling just once in their last five outings, it looks like the hosts have their work cut out for them this Saturday.
Ross County vs St. Johnstone Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash finished in a 1-1 draw.
- Two of their past five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in all but one of their previous five meetings.
- Only one of their last ten encounters have ended as a stalemate.
- St. Johnstone have registered the win twice in their past ten fixtures. (W-2, D-6, L-2)
Ross County vs St. Johnstone Prediction
Ross County made a swift return to losing ways earlier this week following their flash in the pan success over Livingston at home. The hosts were taken down by Hibernian by a thumping 3-0 scoreline on the road, making it their fourth defeat in just five games.
To be frank, the home team are yet to show any signs of conviction in their domestic campaign. With just twenty-five points in the bag, Ross County are deservedly sitting ninth in a cluster of twelve, five points adrift of their foes for the weekend.
Meanwhile, St Johnstone are on a promising run of form at the moment. The visitors got the better of Motherwell with a 2-1 scorecard in their last clash on home soil. While their previous outing, saw them pull off a 1-0 win over Aberdeen.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests are unbeaten in their past three clashes on the trot, and have admitted defeat just once in their previous five.
Furthermore, St Johnstone have been a force to reckon with in their recent trips on the road. Impressively, they have salvaged at least a point in each of their past five clashes away from home.
In sharp contrast, Ross County have just one win to boast of from their last three games here. To make matters worse, they have not emerged victoriously in any of their previous six meetings with this foe at home either. As such, Ross County have little or no chance of securing the bragging rights on Saturday.
Be that as it may, the hosts have shared the spoils in their past two h2h meetings here. Taking into account that the visitors have also been held to a draw on four occasions in their outings so far, a double chance in sizing up to be the safest punt in this one.
Additionally, St. Johnstone’s backline have been sticking to their defensive duties with real gusto, as of late. In fact, they have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five trips on the road, and have conceded just once in the process.
Meanwhile, all but one of the past four fixtures at Victoria Park have witnessed no more than a goal or two at the most on the final scorecards.
Considering that the visitors have not been keen on racking up the goals scoring tally away from home either, a low scoring affair is certainly on the cards this weekend.
Ross County vs St. Johnstone Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or St. Johnstone @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).