Ross County


Global Energy Stadium

17/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

Hamilton Academical, Football

Hamilton Academical


Global Energy Stadium

17/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: This Scottish Premiership preview with help you to make some football predictions for the crunch clash between Ross County and Hamilton Academical.

Last time: Despite twice levelling the scores after going behind, the Staggies eventually succumbed to a 3-2 defeat when the teams met at New Douglas Park in December. It was a last minute own goal from Jamie Lindsay that eventually sealed the visitors’ fate.

This time: Ross County start as favourites in the betting at 10/11, with Hamilton at 7/2 and the draw 27/10.

You might remember: The Staggies putting on their own late show in the first meeting of the season between the two teams. 1-0 down with 20 minutes to go, Alex Schalk pulled County level before Thomas Mikkelsen struck the winner with just a few minutes left on the clock.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Victoria Park will host this Scottish Premiership game between Ross County and Hamilton Academical

With just 13 victories between them this season, it’s fair to say that neither Ross County or Hamilton Academical have set the Scottish Premiership alight. The home side are rock bottom of the table, while the Accies are only four points above the relegation play-off place, albeit with two games in hand over Partick Thistle.

Ross County are 10/11 for a victory which could prove priceless for their survival hopes. Time is running out for the Staggies to beat the drop, and if you think their plight will lead to three points then they could form one of your football betting tips for the weekend.

Hamilton are 7/2 to win their third consecutive game, after beating Motherwell at the weekend and fellow strugglers Partick Thistle in the fixture before. With Kilmarnock, Hibernian and Celtic up next for Martin Canning’s side, they could certainly use a victory on Saturday.

The draw is 27/10 and would surely suit the visitors more, if only slightly. Two of the last five meetings between the teams have ended 1-1, and at 13/2 that could be one of the best football score predictions for the weekend.

Alex Schalk, Craig Curran and David N’Gog are all priced at 5/1 in the first goalscorer market, while Billy McKay is available at 11/2. Surely one of those players is likely to be one of the best football betting tips for this game?

Match Summary


Look out for:

A penalty. Dougie Imrie opened the scoring from the penalty spot when the teams met in December. He’s 11/1 to break the deadlock once again, while it’s 14/5 for a penalty in the match.


We fancy:

Ross County to win and both teams to score at 16/5. This has been the result on the last two occasions the teams have met at Victoria Park, and it’s a strong football prediction once again.


It’s a long shot, but:

County are 8/1 to win 2-1, while the odds increase to 30/1 with Staggies top scorer Schalk as the first scorer. If you’re precise with your football score predictions then it’s possible to win big.

Written by Oli Coates

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