Ross County vs Hearts Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 12:30 Hrs

Venue: Global Energy Stadium

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Ross County vs Hearts Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Ross County were able to get a first win in 13 games after a 4-1 success over Dundee. This was a victory masterminded by Davis Keillor-Dunn, who scored one and set-up two other goals. Alex Schalk came up with a brace after Kerr Waddell had equalised for Dundee. A late goal from Chow Tim provided this big win. Hearts were able to secure a 1-0 win over St Johnstone in their latest SPL outing. Despite being put under a lot of pressure, David Milinkovic came up with the only goal to hand the hosts a victory. David Wotherspoon was sent off for St Johnstone, who suffered a 3-0 loss in the subsequent FA Cup visit to the Tynecastle stadium last weekend.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Despite being at home, Ross County have been unable to stop the domination of Hearts in this fixture. The visiting team has been able to claim a victory in four out of the last five meetings at the Global Energy Stadium. Ross County’s last victory at home against Hearts came back in 2013. However, a spectacular performance against Dundee will infuse Ross County with confidence while Hearts have picked up most of their points at the Tynecastle stadium. A draw seems likely in the game. Alex Schalk has been in stunning form with a brace in his last two games. He has now taken his league tally to seven goals, while he is no stranger at scoring against Hearts. I would pick Alex Schalk to score anytime in the game.

Draw – 9/4

Alex Schalk to score anytime – 11/4

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

Hearts saw over 1.5 goals in 7 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

AVG Goals

1

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

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
W H

20-10-2018

Championship

Ayr United Team Logo Ayr United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

27-10-2018

Championship

Greenock Morton Team Logo Greenock Morton

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

30-10-2018

Championship

Falkirk Team Logo Falkirk

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

03-11-2018

Championship

Inverness CT Team Logo Inverness CT

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

10-11-2018

Championship

Dundee United Team Logo Dundee United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

17-11-2018

Challenge Cup

Motherwell U21

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

24-11-2018

Championship

Dunfermline Athletic Team Logo Dunfermline Athletic

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

01-12-2018

Championship

Alloa Athletic Team Logo Alloa Athletic

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

08-12-2018

Championship

Queen of South Team Logo Queen of South

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

15-12-2018

Championship

Ayr United Team Logo Ayr United

FT 3 - 3

(HT 3 - 1)

Hearts Form Guide

Hearts Team Logo

Hearts

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
W A

23-10-2018

Premiership

Dundee FC Team Logo Dundee FC

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

28-10-2018

League Cup Final Stage

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

31-10-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

03-11-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

10-11-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-11-2018

Premiership

St. Mirren Team Logo St. Mirren

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-12-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

05-12-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

08-12-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-12-2018

Premiership

Livingston Team Logo Livingston

FT 5 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Ross County Preview

Ross County manager Owen Coyle will be a relieved man after watching his team secure a first victory in 13 games. The former Burnley and Bolton manager may have started out reasonably well at the Global Energy Stadium, but results have been so poor in the last two months that Ross County have been pushed to the bottom of the table. Now, the team needs to achieve a string of positive results in order to catch up with the likes of Partick Thistle and Hamilton. Ross County have been put to the bottom place in the table with a three-point deficit to Hamilton. Alex Schalk is the top scorer with seven league goals.

Ross County Team News

Greg Tansey (groin), Tony Dingwall (ligament), Sean Kelly (knee), Jamie Lindsay (knee), and Andrew Davies (calf) are the players unavailable for Ross County.

Hearts Preview

Hearts continue to be almost invincible at the Tynecastle stadium, as the team have been able to pick up back-to-back wins over St Johnstone on this ground. The last of those victories has helped Hearts make it to the last four of the Scottish FA Cup, where they would be facing Motherwell. However, manager Craig Levein will be wary about retaining focus on the SPL 2017-18 matches, as Motherwell are too close to comfort. Hearts also cannot discount the challenge from Kilmarnock, who are five points behind with a couple of games in hand. Kyle Lafferty tops the scoring charts at the club with eight goals.

Hearts Team News

Harry Cochrane (collarbone fracture), Malaury Martin (tendon), and Rory Currie (ligament) are the names missing from action for Hearts.

Ross County Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 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 Hearts Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Scott Fox 183 77
2 RB Marcus Fraser 178 70
5 CD Harry Souttar 198 79
3 LB Jason Naismith 169 68
32 CD Liam Fontaine 180 74
40 RM Davis Keillor-Dunn - -
25 CM Jim O'Brien 178 63
4 CM Christopher Routis 186 84
47 LM Mattias Kaeit 186 -
10 CF Alex Schalk 174 72
14 CF David Ngog 190 79
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jon McLaughlin 188 83
24 RB Demetri Mitchell 181 71
6 CD Christophe Berra 186 81
4 CD John Souttar 186 94
2 LB Michael Smith 180 71
11 RM Manuel David Milinkovic 178 -
10 CM Arnaud Sutchuin Djoum 183 75
20 CM Ross Callachan - -
15 LM Don Cowie 180 74
66 CDM Joaquim Adao 176 -
9 CF Kyle Lafferty 193 88