Inverness v Ross County Predictions And Tips
Location: Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Date: 13th August 2016
Inverness and Ross County would have hoped for a better start to their league campaign.
The Staggies meekly surrendered their League Cup title and lost at home to Dundee in the Scottish Premiership opener. Meanwhile Inverness belied early league cup form by losing to Partick Thistle and Alloa in quick succession.
Defeat to Alloa Atheltic is something they have in common. At least Ross County can claim to have scored against the League One side. But with the exception of their last two games Caley Thistle can claim to have the better form.
Most notably their 1-5 win away to Dunfermline seemed to set them up for a good start. They followed that up with a 7-0 home win over Arbroath but it’s all been downhill from there.
Ross County also won 7-0 at home to Cove Rangers in the last League Cup group game. But losing 1-3 to Dundee on home soil will have hurt them. Although it was more in keeping with their early League Cup form.
It’s hard to know which side is likely to bounce back more effectively. Jim McIntyre has more managerial experience and that could go some way to deciding it. Richie Foran’s lack of experience could be very telling.
But there is one constant in the Highland Derby that should be noted. Head to head stats suggest that goals are usually in the offing. Despite the last two being won to nil by Inverness both teams to score is a regular occurrence. All but three of the last ten have seen +2.5 goals.
And Ross County do look like a side who can score and concede in equal measure this season. Much will depend on whether Inverness can pull on their own shooting boots. At home to a leaky defence I would have a high degree of confidence in them doing that.
Inverness v Ross County Predictions And Tips – Best Betting Odds
Inverness are favourites to win at 2.35 (27/20) with Marathon Bet. They are also best price for a Ross County win at 3.28 (41/18). bet365 are best price for the draw at 3.5 (5/2).
There appears to be a little value in the Ross County price. You can get Draw No Bet insurance at 2.35 (23/17) with Marathon Bet.
But goals look to be the way to go. Both teams to score is available at 1.95 (19/20) with bet365. The price of 2.21 (17/14) for +2.5 goals from Marathon Bet is also very tempting.
Inverness v Ross County Predictions And Tips – Free Football Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.95 with bet365