Hearts v Ross County betting preview
Date: 24th October 2015.
Not many would have predicted this battle for a European spot at the start of the season. Hearts I’ll give you but Ross County weren’t on many peoples lips to be sitting in fourth place in October.
The Jam Tarts have already had a bad patch with Sunday’s win over Dundee Utd just their 2nd in 7 matches. Even their home form has stumbled with no wins in their previous 2 games at Tynie.
The Staggies have moved up the league by avoiding defeat in their last 7 games since Hearts turned them over 1-2 on their own home patch back in August. With Celtic the only team to beat them on their travels their away form has been key.
I don’t think Jim McIntyre will be remotely disappointed by drawing most of their away games. In fact, making themselves hard to beat on the long journeys from Dingwall has been a big part of their success.
Taking that into consideration I don’t fancy Hearts much at a best 2.2(6/5) with McBookie and Betfair. Particularly after County’s resounding 2-0 going on 5-0 victory over Aberdeen last Friday night.
All in all it’s just 3 defeats for Ross County all season and bar Celtic none of them have been by more than one goal. Seeing as they have started scoring in the 2nd half of matches there is every reason to think they can get something from this game.
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Backing a draw in this game could be sensible at a price of 3.6(13/5) with McBookie but I have two favoured bets when Ross County come to town.
Regular readers will know that I continuously harp on about Jackson Irvine and how I think he will get amongst the goals sooner or later. He hasn’t managed it yet but he is still worth backing to score first when the price is right.
At 25/1 with McBookie and Coral the price is definitely right.
A few weeks ago I also pointed out that Ross County had a penchant for scoring all their goals in the 1st half. The last two games have seen a reversal of this trend but it’s still worth considering backing the 1st half to be the highest scoring at 3.2(11/5) with Boylesports.
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Jackson Irvine First Goalscorer @ 25/1 with McBookie