Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Ross County play host to Kilmarnock at their Global Energy Stadium in the Scotland Premiership round 31. The Staggies aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to St. Mirren, with the team eyeing their only fourth home win of the season. All Grivosti, Randall, and Vigurs are likely to miss the game through injuries. The Killie, on the other hand, do not seem to be at the top of their game at the moment, with the team failing to win the previous nine league fixtures.
Kilmarnock have been struggling in front of goal of late, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Ross County’s party at Global Energy Stadium. Congo international Clevid Dikamona has been struggling with injury in recent weeks, and the 30-year-old defender is unlikely to feature against Ross County. In their last meeting in the Premiership Kilmarnock defeated Ross County 3-1, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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 (Kilmarnock):
Founded on January 5, 1869, Kilmarnock are the oldest professional club in Scotland. The Killie welcome their opponents at Rugby Park, the stadium with the artificial turf. The venue, which was opened back in August 1899, can hold up to 17,889 people.
Kilmarnock won their first and only Scotland Premier League trophy in the 1964/65 season despite being level on points with Hearts at the end of the season. Fellow Ayrshire club Ayr United are considered the Killie’s bitterest rivals. The two teams have been facing each other in the Ayrshire derby since September 1910.
Dark blue is the dominant colour of the club’s home kit, while Kilmarnock footballers wear yellow and blues kit when playing on the travels. The Killie recorded their biggest win back in 1896, with the team beating Saltcoats Victoria 13-2 in the second round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup. The club suffered their biggest defeat in August 1938 as they were hammered by Celtic 9-1 in the Scottish League Division.