Hearts vs Ross County Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hearts vs Ross County Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Hearts are now winless in four league matches, as they could only manage a 1-1 draw with Partick Thistle. Esmael Goncalves continued his good form with the first goal after 54 minutes. However, Hearts were denied a home win after Kris Doolan came up with an equaliser five minutes before normal time. Ross County came close to snatching a point against champions Celtic, but ended up losing 1-0 at home. Leigh Griffiths came up with a stunning free-kick in the 78th minute to settle scores in the game.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is a fixture where Hearts have not had much success in the last three attempts. Four out of the last six home games against Ross County has ended in a stalemate for Hearts, who come into the game on the back of a disappointing run of results. Ross County’s three away defeats in the last five games have all come against the top teams – Celtic, Aberdeen, and Motherwell. They have been rather decent in recent matches. I would bet on a draw. The recent set of results have been poor for both teams due to a lack of goals. Ross County have averaged less than a goal in each of the six away matches, while the record is not any better with regard to the Hearts outfit. Recent meetings between the two clubs with Hearts as the home team have also been with less than 2.5 goals. I would back under 2.5 goals.

Draw – 5/2

Total goals under 2.5 – 17/20

Hearts saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Hearts saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Ross County

Ross County saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Ross County saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Hearts

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Hearts Form Guide

Hearts Team Logo

Hearts

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
L A

04-03-2018

FA Cup

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-03-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Premiership

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

01-04-2018

Premiership

Dundee FC Team Logo Dundee FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-04-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-04-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Ross County Form Guide

Ross County Team Logo

Ross County

Won

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
L A

10-03-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-03-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

31-03-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-04-2018

Premiership

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

07-04-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

21-04-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

04-05-2018

Premiership

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

08-05-2018

Premiership

Dundee FC Team Logo Dundee FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-05-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Hearts Preview

Hearts are up against a difficult period as they try to arrest a slide down the table. In recent weeks, Hearts have been able to pick up just one point. It has contributed to the team dropping out of the top six places. Immediately after the arrival of Craig Levein, performances had a significant boost but a string of inconsistent form means that the club has been positioned in and around the top six places for the last few months. Hearts will be hoping that a run of home matches – the team has played only five games at home so far – will help them make the jump up the table.

Hearts Team News

Ashley Smith-Brown (groin) and Malaury Martin (knee) are the players unavailable for Hearts.

Ross County Preview

Ross County will be pleased with the recent turnaround of results, even though it has not been sufficient to propel the club into the top six places. Ross County have picked up two wins in the last five, and it is a much better record compared to the one victory in the previous eight league matches. While the club have a decent offensive record with 14 goals in as many games, they have conceded 22 goals already. The recent run of form is likely to give the team decent amount of confidence, especially given that they came extremely close to getting a positive result against none other than defending champions Celtic. Michael Gardyne is the top scorer at the club with three goals in 14 games.

Ross County Team News

Scott Fox (hamstring) is the only player on the sidelines for Ross County.

Hearts Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Ross County Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hearts vs Ross County Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jon McLaughlin 188 83
2 RB Michael Smith 180 71
6 CD Christophe Berra 186 81
5 CD Aaron Hughes 183 78
30 LB Jamie Brandon - -
10 CM Arnaud Sutchuin Djoum 183 75
47 CM Harry Cochrane - -
11 RM Manuel David Milinkovic 178 -
7 LM Jamie Walker 180 76
77 CF Esmael Goncalves 184 73
23 CF Cole Stockton 186 80
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Aaron McCarey 185 74
3 LB Jason Naismith 169 68
6 RB Sean Kelly 191 76
15 CD Andrew Davies 188 82
2 CD Marcus Fraser 178 70
40 RM Davis Keillor-Dunn - -
4 CM Christopher Routis 186 84
17 CM Ross Draper 195 79
25 CM Jim O'Brien 178 63
7 LM Michael Gardyne 170 64
10 CF Alex Schalk 174 72