Foot Predictions shows the Scottish Premier League clash on Saturday between Ross County and Hibernian, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
Hibernian travel to Ross County in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, hoping to win their fourth consecutive league win.
Meanwhile, the Staggies have been fighting at home this campaign, scoring just 10 points from 14 matches, and face a Hibs in good form, which added 29 points away from home.
Ross County was unable to take advantage of Dundee United’s poor form as they were beaten 2-0 at home last weekend.
The Staggies drew until the 63rd minute, when Lawrence Shankland put your past effort Ross Laidlaw before a header Ryan Edwards gave the Tangerines a two-goal cushion that they were able to hold.
John HughesThe Staggies’ men remain between the last two, one point behind Kilmarnock and with only 10 games left to play, the Staggies should remain in a relegation battle for the rest of this campaign, unless their form improves quickly.
Ross County head to Hibs after scoring four points this season, with a goalless draw in October, followed by a 2-0 win away in December.
Securing three more points on Saturday would have the Staggies leave the relegation zone if Kilmarnock failed to beat league leaders Rangers.
Hibernian secured their third consecutive league victory in six days by sealing a 2-0 home win over Aberdeen last weekend.
A brace of Martin Boyle ensured the Edinburgh team their 14th win of the season in the Scottish Premiership and placed them five points ahead of Dons in fourth place.
Manager Jack Ross was satisfied with the result and believes that his team is “looking strong as a group once again” after a recent drop in form that saw Hibs lose five of seven matches in all competitions between Boxing Day and January 27 , including a 3-0 loss to St Johnstone in the Scottish League Cup semifinals.
The Hibs travel to Ross County with a much better away record in the league so far in this campaign, winning nine away games, which is only surpassed by the leader of the Rangers table.
If they win their tenth away win, Ross’ men consolidate their third place and are six points behind Celtic, in second place, if they lose to St Johnstone.
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All news from the teams
Ross County remains without injured defenders Tom Grivosti (hamstring) and Connor Randall (back), but the two players can come back later this month.
Midfielder Iain Vigurs, who was not part of the team from the first round that faced Dundee United, is in doubt for this weekend’s match.
Forward Oli Shaw and Billy Mckay are likely to compete with each other for a spot in the initial line-up alongside the new recruit Jordan White.
Hibs midfielder Joe Newell is still out with a groin and left side injury Sean Mackie you have a thigh problem, but you can both take action in the next few weeks.
Defender Ryan Porteous and forward Kevin Nisbet have been left out of the starting lineup in the last three games, as both were related to Easter Road changes and after three consecutive wins, Jack Ross may decide to keep them on the bench.
Possible initial lineup for Ross County:
Laidlaw; Naismith, Morris, Iacovitti, Tremarco; Paton, Andreu, Draper, Hylton; White, Shaw
Possible initial lineup of Hibernian:
Martian; McGinn, McGregor, Hanlon; Cadden, Gogic, Irvine, Doig; Murphy; Doidge, Boyle
Probability: Ross County 1-2 Hibernian
Hibs failed to score in both previous meetings with Ross County this season, however, with visitors returning to form, we can see Jack Ross’s men securing three points at Victoria Park in what is expected to be a close encounter. .