St. Johnstone vs Ross County Prediction & Match Preview

St. Johnstone vs Ross County
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 29 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park (Perth).

Johnstone’s newfound form, Ross County’s away handicap, their dismal run on the road, and the fact that they are new entrants into the top flight – all combine together to pick out St. Johnstone as the favorite for this fixture.

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

  • Eight of the last eleven wins went to Johnstone.
  • In the last six clashes, only once have a team on the road won.
  • Seven of the previous ten wins at this venue went to the hosts.
  • 16 of the preceding 19 clashes at this stadium saw the hosts finding the back of the net.

St. Johnstone vs Ross County Prediction

Johnstone had to toil till the 80th minute to find the winner the last match-day on the road, against Hamilton. The sole goal turned out to be the decider of the game.

Elsewhere, after leading 1-0 at home for almost whole of the game, Ross County were defeated by Motherwell with two late goals. Keep note that the second of the two goals had come in the 90+2nd minute.

This Sunday, several factors are in favor for picking out Motherwell as the most probable one to post the three points.

First and foremost, they are an experienced bunch in the top flight, while Ross County gained promotion just the last game week. On top of that, consider that Johnstone have the home advantage as well.

Moreover, Johnstone have not conceded a single goal in their last four games, and are unbeaten in all four of it. At home, they have lost just once in their prior five attempts.

On the other hand, Ross County were winless in 11 of their previous 13 overall fixtures, and are on a six-game winless streak on the road. They also have just one victory to show for, from their last ten trips away from home.

Furthermore, eight of the previous eleven h2h wins, and seven of the prior ten at this venue had gone to Johnstone, and they have failed to find the back of the net in such matches at this venue just thrice in the previous nineteen encounters.

Finally, keep in mind that Ross County have conceded a total of sixteen goals from their past five road games alone as well.

All these factors combine together to pick out St. Johnstone as the firm favorite, and a minimum of at least two goals are expected from their side based on these above pointers.

St. Johnstone vs Ross County Betting Tips

  • To Win: St. Johnstone @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by St. Johnstone @ 1.80 (4/5).