St. Mirren vs Ross County
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 22 August 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The Simple Digital Arena.
The Staggies were promoted to the top flight just a season before, and they are just slowly coming to terms with the level of competition here. Still, they have found it incredibly difficult to perform on the road, and until they learn to manage that problem, they could not hope to flourish in the Premiership.
Meanwhile, the Buddies are comparatively a more experienced team in the league, and importantly, they have been in much better form than Stuart Kettlewell’s men.
Moreover, Jim Goodwin’s men also have a respectable record at home, and importantly, they have dominating h2h stats against this opponent as well. As such, expect St. Mirren to make the most of this game, and record a good result.
St. Mirren vs Ross County: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Buddies had recorded 13 of the previous 19 overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in four of the preceding six encounters.
- Since 2015, only once have they lost against this rival.
- At this stadium, the hosts had recorded 10 of the former 13 wins.
- The latest meeting at this ground had ended in a 2-1 win for the hosts.
St. Mirren vs Ross County: Prediction
Kettlewell’s men were winless in 24 of their previous 30 overall fixtures, and they had lost seven of their former nine road trips. In fact, they have had a total of just two wins in the past eleven-month period in away fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts had won three of their last four overall matches, and were unbeaten in eight of their former nine appearances at this stadium.
In addition, they also have been the better team in h2h clashes by a whole mile over the past two decades, and especially so at this stadium.
Finally, the Staggies are newcomers to this league, as they were promoted here just a season before – and obviously still are in their experience-gaining phase.
As such, expect St. Mirren to dominate proceedings on the pitch this weekend.
St. Mirren vs Ross County: Betting Tips
Double Chance: St. Mirren or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
St. Mirren to Score in Second Half @ 1.80 (4/5).