The form of Kevin Nisbet proved decisive in the games against Motherwell and Dundee United, but it was a ruthless team performance that ensured that Aberdeen were defeated by a 6-0 scoreline on Saturday. On the back of losing to rivals Hearts in the Scottish Cup, Hibs took advantage of their opponent's dismal form to give their campaign another kick-start. Nevertheless, with the top two not to come in their next four outings, Hibs must continue this run of form if they want to make a bid to catch third-placed Hearts, who are in control of the Europa League qualification spot.
From Ross County's perspective, it is all about trying to stay in the Scottish top flight after losing 13 of their 23 matches this campaign. On a positive note, however, they have earned five points from their most recent four games, ending a seven-match winless streak on Saturday by easing past relegation rivals Kilmarnock. That result represented the second time this season that Ross County had beat that opponent at Victoria Park, and it is currently the difference between the Staggies sitting in 11th rather than being bottom.
Will Ross County be able to prove a coupon buster by getting a result? Find out with our Ross County vs Hibs match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way. Ross County to take a pointWe've just touched on the fact that Hibs are favourites to win this match but our prediction goes in a different direction; we're predicting the game to end level. Sure, Hibs hit Aberdeen for six at the weekend but they're not the only side that put in a good display; Ross County ran out 3-0 winners against Kilmarnock meaning they're now on a run of just one defeat in five games. On top of that, Hibs' win over Aberdeen, impressive as it was, was only their second win in their last five games. Alongside those inconsistent streaks in recent weeks, the two meetings between these sides so far this season have seen each team come out on top one time – does that mean we're due a draw? It's certainly the best value option in the match result market.
With three top-six teams to come in succession, Malky Mackay knows that could change in the short term, yet he and his squad will relish the chance of playing without the pressure that was on their shoulders at the weekend. Ross County Scottish Premiership form: Ross County form (all competitions): Hibernian Scottish Premiership form: Hibernian form (all competitions): Team News Given their routine win at the weekend, Mackay will likely look to name the same Ross County XI for this encounter. Mackay was able to rest key men from the 65th minute onwards, so regulars such as Jordan Tillson and David Cancola look destined to remain among the replacements. Johnson finds himself in an almost identical position, the temptation being to name an unchanged Hibs starting lineup.
How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game and how might that impact your view of our predictions? Let's find out. Ross County odds: 8/3 (3. 67) – 27%Draw odds: 5/2 (3. 50) – 29%Hibs odds: 1/1 (2. 00) – 50%Ross County might be the home side in this game but they're not remotely close to being the bookmakers favourites. That being said, Hibs are only available at even money (2. 00), which suggests that the bookies are far from convinced an away win awaits. The match result market isn't the only place where the bookies aren't 100% sure how things will unfold. Both the ‘yes' and ‘no' betting options from the both teams to score market are available at odds on prices. Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Ross County vs HibsRoss CountyRoss County enjoyed a first win in nine games last time out to stretch their unbeaten run (at 90 minutes) to three games.
That will see the group feeling confident ahead of this match up and we're anticipating an unchanged line up from that 3-0 win over Kilmarnock. Predicted lineup – Laidlaw, Watson, Baldwin, Iacovitti, Hanlon, Kenneh, Callachan, Randall, Brophy, WhiteHibsDespite a hefty injury list, which includes sharpshooter Martin Boyle, Hibs turned in a top display last time out that included them hitting six goals. With a performance like that in the pocket, changes to the XI are highly unlikely.
Preview: Ross County vs. Hibernian - prediction, team newsSports Mole previews Tuesday's Scottish Premiership clash between Ross County and Hibernian, including predictions, team news and possible lineups. Hibernian make the trip to face Ross County at Victoria Park on Tuesday evening looking to extend their Scottish Premiership unbeaten streak to four matches.
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We're backing the same team that started, which notably means Kevin Nisbet will be on the bench to begin with. Predicted lineup – Marshall, Cadden, Fish, Hanlon, Stevenson, Jeggo, McKirdy, Newell, Campbell, McGeady, YouanStarting Lineups*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off. Player to watchThere is only one player we can shout out here and that's Josh Campbell. The 22-year-old Hibs midfielder put in a performance for the ages last time out.
Place the bet >>Banking on a few goalsWe now turn our attention to the total goals market and we are expecting to see over 2. 5. Both sides went goal crazy in their last outing but there is more to this tip than just that. Ross County have seen three of their last five home matches go over the 2. 5 mark with a total of 14 goals seen across that period; that gives them a game average of 2. 8 goals. Hibs' away form has been high scoring too. Four of their last five away games – including each of their last three – have gone over the aforementioned 2. 5 cut off. During that period they've see a total of 19 goals; that gives them a game average of 3. Place the bet >>Here are the key stats & form guide for Ross County vs Hibs Head to Head 08/11/22 Scotland Premiership Scotland Hibernian Ross County 19/02/22 Scotland Premiership Scotland Hibernian Ross County 24/11/21 Scotland Premiership Scotland Ross County Hibernian 08/08/21 Scotland Premiership Scotland Hibernian Ross County 13/03/21 Scotland Premiership Scotland Ross County Hibernian Last Five - Ross County 28/01/23 Scotland Premiership Scotland Kilmarnock Ross County W 21/01/23 Scotland FA Cup Scotland Hamilton Ross County L 14/01/23 Scotland Premiership Scotland Motherwell Ross County D 07/01/23 Scotland Premiership Scotland Livingston Ross County L 02/01/23 Scotland Premiership Scotland Aberdeen Ross County D Last Five - Hibernian 28/01/23 Scotland Premiership Scotland Aberdeen Hibernian W 22/01/23 Scotland FA Cup Scotland Hearts Hibernian L 14/01/23 Scotland Premiership Scotland Dundee Utd Hibernian D 08/01/23 Scotland Premiership Scotland Motherwell Hibernian W 02/01/23 Scotland Premiership Scotland Hearts Hibernian L So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding.
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