Ross County vs Hamilton Academical Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Ross County vs Hamilton Academical Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Ross County came close to producing a comeback in a thrilling 3-2 loss to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. The hosts had taken the lead through Lee Erwin after 16 minutes. Kris Boyd and Eamonn Brophy provided a comprehensive 3-0 lead by the 74th minute. However, Ross County scored twice in the last four minutes – through Billy McKay and Alex Schalk. The equaliser, though, did not arrive for the away team. Hamilton picked up a second consecutive league win as they beat Motherwell 2-0 at home. Marios Ogboe’s scrappy goal in the 11th minute provided an advantage for Hamilton, while a second-half goal from David Templeton made the game safe.

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

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Ross County have achieved back-to-back home wins over Hamilton, whose away form is not the greatest after three defeats in the last four. However, this Ross County team has the worst home record in the SPL 2017-18 campaign with only 10 points achieved from the 14 games. The late surge against Kilmarnock is likely to provide Ross County with confidence, but it may not be sufficient to help the club achieve a victory. I would choose a draw in the game.

Hamilton are up against a poor defensive outfit in the form of Ross County, who have conceded the most number of goals in the league this season. Ross County are yet to keep a clean sheet at home. Despite Hamilton not being a prolific team on the road, I would back both teams to score.

Draw – 12/5

Both teams to score – 10/11

 

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

Ross County saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Hamilton Academical

Hamilton Academical saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Hamilton Academical saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Ross County

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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)

Hamilton Academical Form Guide

Hamilton Academical Team Logo

Hamilton Academical

Won

1

Draw

0

Lost

9
L A

28-03-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

31-03-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

03-04-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

08-04-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

14-04-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Premiership

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

28-04-2018

Premiership

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-05-2018

Premiership

Dundee FC Team Logo Dundee FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

08-05-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Ross County Preview

Ross County have had a tough time of late and the late resurgence against Kilmarnock did not yield any points for the club. This comes as a major disappointment, as Ross County have been stuck to the bottom of the table for a significant period of time. The club are in the process of appointing a replacement for Owen Coyle, who resigned from his role to be replaced by Stuart Kettlewell. Back-to-back defeats for the club have taken away the confidence built up from the wins over Dundee and draw with Hearts. The lack of goals continues to be the biggest problem for Ross County, whose top scorer is Alex Schalk with eight goals.

Ross County Team News

Sean Kelly (knee) and Greg Tansey (groin) are the players unavailable due to injuries.

Hamilton Academical Preview

Hamilton have made a significant push away from the bottom three places following back-to-back wins. Even though the club had to rely on home support in order to achieve these wins, they could not have come at a better time for Martin Canning’s team. Hamilton are now four points away from the 11th place. This puts them at a significant advantage as far as avoiding the drop is concerned. The club have been let down by a defence, which has conceded the second-highest tally of goals this season. David Templeton leads the scoring charts at Hamilton with six league goals.

Hamilton Academical Team News

Alistair Crawford (knee), Alex Gogic (knee), and Darian Mackinnon (knee) are the names unavailable for Hamilton.

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

Hamilton Academical Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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 vs Hamilton Academical Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Aaron McCarey 185 74
2 CD Marcus Fraser 178 70
15 CD Andrew Davies 188 82
32 CD Liam Fontaine 180 74
18 RM Jamie Lindsay 177 67
17 CM Ross Draper 195 79
8 CM Tim Chow 180 72
4 CM Christopher Routis 186 84
3 LM Jason Naismith 169 68
22 CF Billy McKay 170 67
10 CF Alex Schalk 174 72
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Gary Woods 185 78
5 CD Xavier Tomas 193 90
15 CD Kenny van der Weg 192 91
27 CD Shaun Want 180 70
25 RM Lewis Ferguson - -
22 CM Darren Lyon 185 76
3 LM Scott McMann 180 70
4 CM Ross Jenkins 180 78
16 CM David Templeton 176 63
99 CF Marios Ogboe 188 -
20 CF Antonio Rojano 179 -