Ross County v Linlithgow Rose Betting Preview
William Hill Scottish Cup 5th Round
Location: Global Energy Stadium
Date: 6th February 2016
Ross County have earmarked a Hampden cup final appearance already with their victory over Celtic in last weekend’s league cup semi-final.
All that stands in their way of the latter stages of another trophy is McBookie Super League East junior side, Linlithgow Rose. The juniors have done fantastically to get further than any other junior team in history but the alarm clock is ticking on their pleasant dreams.
The Staggies will surely be relishing the chance to go further in this competition and open up the possibility of another Hampden Park date. With this game just two games away from another semi-final a kind draw in the quarters could make it a real possibility.
I expect nothing less than a professional performance from Jim McIntyre’s men and with home advantage I expect them to simply blow the juniors away.
The Staggies home form is exceptional with eleven wins in sixteen games this season. Hearts and Celtic are the only Premiership sides to have scored more home goals with County having scored at least twice in eleven of those sixteen home games.
A minimum of three goals, quite probably four or more should be a bit of a given here and with that in mind I fully expect Ross County to cover the handicaps with some to spare.
Ross County v Linlithgow Rose Betting Preview Betting Odds
You won’t get any better than 1.8 (1/12) on a home win if you were considering sticking it in your coupon. Linlithgow Rose are as high as 40/1 with Betfair but with very good reason. The draw is available at 11/1 also with Betfair.
This game is all about the handicaps and Ross County can cover -2 at 1.8 (4/5) with bet365, Boylesports and Paddy Power. A four goal winning margin is not out of the question and with Paddy Power offering 3.1 (21/10) it is worth considering.
Ross County v Linlithgow Rose betting preview free football tips
Ross County -2 @ 1.8 with bet365
+1.5 First Half Goals @ 2.0 with Boylesports