Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Ross County will be looking to put an end to their three-game losing run in the Scotland Premier League when they take on Hibernian at their Global Energy Stadium on Matchday 16. The Staggies aim to put an end to their nine-game winless run in the Scottish top flight, but they will have a big fish to fry in the midweek fixture against the in-form Hibs. Jack Ross’ troops, who are undefeated in the previous nine games in the national championship, have been impressive in front of goal of late, and they are likely to make life difficult for the hosts.
Seeing that Hibernian have been in a much better form in recent weeks than Ross County, we are tempted to put our money on the away team. Wales attacker Christian Doidge, who scored his sixth goal of the season in a 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock, will be the man to watch in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Fraser):
Marcus Fraser is a Scottish footballer who plays for Ross County as a defender. Fraser is a product of Celtic football school, but he made no more than one appearance for the Hoops in the Scottish Premier League. He played his only game for the Scottish giants in a 3-1 win at Inverness on February 9, 2013.
After ending his loan spell with Cowdenbeath, Marcus Fraser signed a deal with Ross County in 2015. Over the years, the defender has established himself as a first-team regular with the Staggies, making 26 appearances in the Scottish top flight last term.
Speaking of his international career, Fraser has five caps for the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. His main position on the field is a right-back, but he is capable of producing good performances as a centre-back as well. Marcus Fraser was born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland, on June 23, 1994.
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.