Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Saturday’s football game at Global Energy Stadium pits together Ross County and Hibernian, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Ross County quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to St. Mirren, with the team beating Kilmarnock 3-2 in their last league fixtures. The Staggies are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match as well.
The Hibs, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Motherwell and St. Johnstone. Hibernian have been having their ups and downs on the road this season, and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. In their last meeting at Global Energy Stadium the two teams played out a goalless draw, which is yet another reason why share of spoils is on the cards.
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 (Hibernian):
Founded in August 1875, Hibernian are the Scottish Premier League team that play home matches at Easter Road. The capacity of the venue is 20,421, and it was opened in 1893. The Hibs wear light green shirts with white sleeves and white shorts in home matches, while light grey is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Hibernian clinched their first Scottish league trophy back in the 1902/03 season, and they were the dominant force in Scottish football in the early 50s, securing three titles more from 1948 to 1952. The Easter Road outfit recorded their biggest win on September 3, 1881, with the team rolling over Black Watch Highlanders 22-1.
In February 1961, the Hibs suffered the biggest defeat in the club's history as they were beaten by Airdrie 11-1. Hibernian and Hearts face each other in the Edinburgh derby. The rivalry between the two clubs is considered one of the oldest rivalries in world football.