Kilmarnock vs Ross County Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Fifth-placed Kilmarnock host rock-bottom Ross County with 19 points separating the two sides.
Last time: The last league meeting at Rugby Park in September between these teams ended as a 2-0 away win for Ros County thanks to goals from Craig Curran and Kenny van der Weg.
This time: Kilmarnock are 10/11 to win this game, while Ross County are 11/4 and the draw is 12/5.
You might remember: The FA Cup tie a few weeks ago in January where Kilmarnock won 1-0 at Rugby Park courtesy of a late penalty tucked away by Lee Erwin.
Kilmarnock's Last Six:
Won: 3 Drawn: 3 Lost: 0
Kilmarnock Manager Steve Clarke has more or less a full squad to choose from and will be confident after his side’s midweek win over St. Johnstone.
Ross County's Last Six:
Won: 1 Drawn: 1 Lost: 4
Left-back Sean Kelly and midfielder Greg Tansey are missing through injury. Tansey came off injured in his side’s last match which was a 2-0 loss to St. Johnstone.
Betting Tips & Predictions
Kilmarnock’s last game was a 2-0 win over St. Johnstone which extended a run of eight games unbeaten in all competitions. Steve Clarke’s men lost the meeting at Rugby Park between the sides earlier in the season 2-0 and will be looking to get some sort of revenge.
Ross County, on the other hand, are firmly rooted to the bottom of the table and have won just once in their last 16 matches in all competitions.
Kilmarnock are 10/11 and after going winless in their first eight home games of the season they have now turned around that form to go seven unbeaten at Rugby Park. They have lost six at home, drawing twice and winning six times. A 1-0 win for Kilmarnock is 6/1.
Ross County are 11/4 win take the three points here but their away form has been poor all season, winning just three game son their travels in the league, drawing twice and losing nine. They did, however, beat Kilmarnock earlier in the season 2-0 at Rugby Park and another 2-0 win for them here in this one has odds of around 20/1.
The draw is 12/5 and there has just been one draw between them in the last fifteen meetings, a 2-2 at the Global Energy Stadium in December. Another 2-2 draw here is around 16/1.
Kilmarnock’s top goalscorer Kris Boyd has 13 league goals to his name so far this season and is 4/1 to open the scoring in this game.
Ros County’s top goal scorer Alex Schalk has four goals in his last four games and is 9/1 to score the first goal of the match.
Killies Eammon Brophy is 15/8 to score at any time during the game while ex-Liverpool man David N’Gog is 10/3 to net at any point in the game.
Predicted Score: Kilmarnock 2 - 1 Ross County
Look out for:
Steve Clarke’s men to continue their good form to keep alive their hope of qualifying for European football next season. A score/win double of Kris Boyd/ Kilmarnock is 9/4. Boyd can also be found at around 6/1 to score two or more goals.
A close game with a winning margin of just one goal. Kilmarnock to win by one goal is 5/2 and Kilmarnock to win 2-1 has odds of around 8/1.
It’s a long shot, but:
A Ross County upset with a scoreline of 2-0 is 20/1. Ross County have beaten Kilmarnock 2-0 three times in their last seven league meetings. The last coming earlier this season back in September.
Written by Ciro Di Brita
Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.