Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Ross County play host to Hamilton at their Global Energy Stadium on Matchday 18. The Staggies aim to bounce back from the League Cup defeat to Livingston, with the team eyeing their second home win of the season. Ross County are on a nine-game winless run in the Scotland Premier League, but that has something to do with a tough fixture list. The Staggies will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the Premiership as they welcome the fellow relegation strugglers at their Global Energy.
Hamilton experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Hibernian, and we do not believe that they are capable of matching Ross County on the road. The likes of Collar, Ogboe, Smith, Templeton, and Want are all out of contention through injuries, while Ross County boss Stuart Kettlewell has no selection worries ahead of Saturday’s game.
Highlighted Player (Ross Doohan):
Born in Clydebank, Scotland on March 29, 1998, Ross Doohan is a talented goalkeeper who plays for Ross County on loan from Celtic. Doohan is a product of the Celtic football academy, but he has yet to see a game action with the Hoops in the Premiership.
The 186-cm tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Cumbernauld Colts, Greenock Morton, and Ayr United as well before signing a loan deal with Ross County. Ross Doohan made his Ross County debut in the Premier League in a goalless draw with Hibernian on October 17, 2020.
Speaking of his international career, the Ross County goalkeeper has 11 caps with the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. He made his debut for the U21 team in a 1-1 draw with Togo U21 at the 2018 World Youth Festival in Toulon. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Hamilton):
Nicknamed the Accies, Hamilton are the Scottish Premier League club founded back in 1874. Hamilton’s home ground is New Douglas Park, the venue which was opened in 2001. The capacity of the stadium is only 6,018. The Accies clinched their first domestic trophy in the 1985/86 season, with the team finishing the process eleven points clear of second-placed Falkirk.
Two seasons later, Hamilton repeated the success, with the team clinching their third and last Scotland Premier League trophy in the 2007/2008 season. The Accies wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home ground, while blue and green are the dominant colours of their away kit. Fellow clubs based in Lanarkshire, Motherwell, and Albion Rovers, are considered the club’s main rivals.
Speaking of the club’s biggest win, you should bear in mind that Hamilton outclassed Morton 10-0 in May 2014. Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy is considered one of the most notable footballers who started their senior career at Hamilton.