Ross County v Partick Thistle Betting Preview
Location: Global Energy Stadium
Date: 9th April 2016
Either side wins this game and there is a strong likelihood that they will finish in the top six.
A draw might do for Partick Thistle if Dundee lose at Hamilton but they won’t want to be leaving it in the hands of others. It’s a much more simple equation for Ross County. They must win or their last five games will be in the bottom half.
It will still be considered an excellent season for The Staggies with the League Cup trophy safely locked up in the trophy cabinet. But not long ago they were looking good for fourth and should have had a Scottish Cup semi-final to look forward to.
It’s been a remarkable slump in form with the distraction of the League Cup final clearly playing it’s part. Losing their top scorer, Liam Boyce, to a hand injury didn’t help matters and they will have to fend Thistle off without him again. Jackson Irvine looks touch and go too and he could be a big loss.
It’s an entirely different story for The Jags who have recovered from a terrible start to the season to be pushing for a top six place. Their win over Dundee Utd on Tuesday night has given them a real chance to make it.
They have a decent head to head record in The Highlands with just two defeats in their last five trips here. With the fourth best defensive record in the league they are well set up to frustrate The Staggies, especially if they are missing Boyce and Irvine.
Thistle don’t score many in most places but with County conceding three goals in each of their last three home games this could be the one that turns that around.
Ross County v Partick Thistle Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Ross County with home advantage take the favourites tag but you would be hard pressed to back them at a best 2.3 (13/10) with Skybet. Thistle can be backed at 3.44 (22/9) with Marathon Bet and the draw is available at 3.5 (5/2) with bet365, Paddy Power and McBookie.
Both head to heads this season have been 1-0 wins for the home side so despite form and the pressure of the occasion both teams to score seems risky at 1.83 (5/6) with 888Sport. The same applies for +2.5 goals at 2.03 (30/29) with Marathon Bet although that may be worth revisiting inplay.
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