Ross County v Kilmarnock Betting Preview
Location: Global Energy Stadium
Date: 29th December 2015.
You could throw a blanket over the teams fighting for a top six place in Scotland’s top league.
The Staggies are the latest side to stake a claim having smashed back in to form with a 5-2 hammering of Dundee. Thats lifted them four points clear of the six teams who are all within three points from sixth to eleventh place.
For Killie a first win in eight games wasn’t enough to lift them out of the relegation playoff position but it will bring a much needed confidence boost. They will need more than that though to stop a Ross County side who have scored ten goals in their last three home games.
Liam Boyce seems determined to play himself into a European Championship squad position with Northern Ireland. Ironically, it could come at the expense of Kilmarnock’s Josh Magennis.
Boyce’s hattrick on Saturday brings him to thirteen league goals this season.
The home side have gone from expectant favourites to heavy odds on for this match and that would be hard to argue with. To make matters worse for the visitors the lurgy is doing the rounds at Rugby Park.
Several players are battling a sickness bug ahead of Tuesday evening’s game. Things would have been hard enough to overcome with the long journey up to Dingwall. The bug adds more players to an injury list that was already lengthy.
Jamie Hamill, Kallum Higginbotham and Rory McKenzie could be joined by Mark Connolly, Ross Harbour and Craig Slater amongst others. Rumours were circulating that Gary Locke might have been just a few games from getting the boot and the gossip mongers could be out on force again on Wednesday morning.
Ross County v Kilmarnock Betting Preview Betting Odds
Ross County have been heavily backed on account of their high scoring home form and the problems in the Kilmarnock squad. Skybet still have a home win available at 1.67 (4/6) but they are likely to soon fall in to line with other bookies who are below the 1.6 (3/5) mark.
Three of County’s last five home games have seen five or more goals. While Killie have been less porous away from home than at home there is plenty of appeal about the 2/1 from Coral on +3.5 total goals.
In the goal scorer markets Jackson Irvine has scored twice in his last ten games. The on form Australian is the requisite minimum of 20/1 with Coral to score first. It should be pointed out that it is rare for him to score in two games running, though.
Liam Boyce has only Leigh Griffiths and Adam Rooney ahead of him in the goalscoring charts. At a price of 2.3 (13/10) with McBookie to score anytime he could be of interest.
Ross County v Kilmarnock betting preview free football tips and betting tips
Ross County -1 Asian Handicap @ 2.08 with McBookie
Jackson Irvine FGS @ 20/1 with Coral