Prediction on game
On December 23, Global Energy Stadium (Dingwall) will host the match of the 18th round of the Scottish Premiership, in which Ross County will compete with Rangers (Glasgow). The battle will start at 20:30 CET.
The club has a rather modest history. Both in terms of existence – it is less than 100 years old (founded in 1929), and in terms of trophies. As a rule, “the Staggies”, having climbed into the Premiership, after some time flew out “one floor below” again. But, on the other hand, in 2016 the team managed to win the League Cup. And since 2019, it has been a stable participant of the top division of the country. Nevertheless, against the general background, the 6th place in 2021/2022 can be called as a real breakthrough. So far, it has not been possible to correspond to this level yet. In the new season, Ross County has fewer points than matches – 15 to 17 – it is clear that the team is struggling for survival. They managed to beat St. Mirren and Hibernian in November, but after the break, “the Staggies” lost the home game to St. Johnston with a 1-2 score.
The team decided to change their coach during the pause for the World Cup. Van Bronckhorst can be proud of the fact that the Scots reached the final of the Europa League under his rule. And in autumn, for the first time in a lot of seasons, they played in the group stage of the Champions League. But even at this level there was no success. And, the most important thing is that the backlog from the Celtic became colossal, especially in the new season, where “the Light Blues” lost too many points. As a result, Beale, Gerrard's ex-assistant, headed the team in December. He made his debut with a 3-2 score against Hibernian, though the guests managed to score twice in the first 20 minutes. It is hard to believe, but Aberdeen was beaten with the same score on Tuesday!
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Rangers is an unconditional leader in the head-to-head matches. It is enough to say that a draw in January, when Ross County managed to score 3-3 in the 96th minute of the game, has been the only point that “the Staggies” has taken with the grand over the past five years since 2017.
The bookmakers think it is high time for Rangers to beat someone with “a big number”. We bet on the guests with “a -1.5 goal handicap” (odd: 1.95).
Prediction on game