Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Kilmarnock did well to crush Queen’s Park 6-0 in the FA Cup earlier in January, but they continue to struggle in the Scotland Premier League. The Killie are low on confidence ahead of Saturday’s game against Ross County, but they will not have a better opportunity than this to get back on course. The Staggies failed to win the previous seven games in all competitions, with the team struggling in front of goal.
Ross County are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Kilmarnock’s party at Rugby Park. The Killie are eyeing their first league win since November 23, 2019 when they outplayed Hearts on home soil, and we believe that the time has come for Alexander Dyer’s troops to return to winning ways. In their last meeting in the Scotland Premiership Ross County recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Kilmarnock, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Stuart Findlay):
Stuart Findlay is a Scottish footballer who plays for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League. Born on September 14, 1995, Findlay is a product of the Celtic football school. However, despite spending his youth career at Celtic Park, the Scottish footballer did not see any game action with the Hoops at the senior level.
After ending his loan spells with Greenock Morton, Dumbarton, and Kilmarnock, Stuart Findlay signing a deal with EPL side Newcastle United in the summer of 2016. He made his debut for the Magpies in the FA Cup game against Birmingham City on January 18, 2017.
One year later, he decided to return to Kilmarnock, signing a loan deal with Rugby Park outfit. In July 2018, he joined the Killie permanently. Speaking of his international career, Findlay scored on his debut for the Scotland national team in a 6-0 win over San Marino on October 13, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Ross County):
Founded back in 1929, Ross County are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premier League. The Staggies welcome their rivals at Victoria Park, the stadium which can accommodate up to 6,541 (all-seated) people. Ross County have a bitter rivalry with fellow Highlanders Inverness Caledonian, with the two teams facing each other in Highland derby.
The Staggies recorded their biggest win against St Cuthbert Wanderers (11-0) in the 1993/94 Scottish Cup round 1, whereas their biggest loss came in the third round of the 1961/62 Scottish Cup campaign, with the team suffered a 7-0 defeat to Kilmarnock. Michael Gardyne, who scored 71 goals in 392 appearances for Ross County, is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart.
Ross County have never won the Scottish Premier League trophy, but they did well to make it to the Scottish Cup final in the 2009/10 season. The Staggies were beaten by Dundee United (0-3) in the title game at Hampden Park, Glasgow.