Ross County vs St. Johnstone Prediction & Match Preview

Ross County vs St. Johnstone
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Global Energy Stadium.

Barring the dead-last placed Hamilton, these two have the worst defenses in the whole competition. These two are placed 9th and 11th in a table of 12, and have combined to produce eight wins from their total 42 league games so far.

The Staggies are in fact on a long losing run barring a single match-up against Hibernian, and they have a single league win at home all through this season.

Meanwhile, almost same is the case of the Saints. They have a total of two league wins on the road since February, and one of these had come against the dead-last placed Hamilton.

Going on, majority of h2h encounters have also had witnessed goals in huge numbers.

Considering these stats, and the desperation of either squad to secure a win – expect a high-scoring affair at the Global Energy Stadium.

Ross County vs St. Johnstone: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the preceding six match-ups had goals from both teams.
  • The latest clash had ended in a 0-1 win for John Hughes’s men on the road.
  • Since 2017, every single match-up at this venue have ended with goals from both teams.
  • Not once have the hosts kept a clean sheet at this ground in the past five years.

Ross County vs St. Johnstone: Prediction

The Staggies lost six of their previous seven overall match-ups, and they had conceded two or more goals in all six of these games. They also have a total of just one league win since September.

At home, they had conceded a total of eight goals from the former three appearances, and have kept clean sheets here just thrice since February.

On the other hand, their counterparts had a single clean sheet from their past 12 overall matches, and are on a streak of 14 games on the road without a single clean sheet.

On top of all that, majority of h2h meetings over the years have also had goals in plenty.

As such, the inference is that another goal-fest is on the cards at the Global Energy Stadium, as these two defensively-inferior teams take on each other.

Ross County vs St. Johnstone: Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).