Motherwell will be bidding to return to the winning ways in the Scottish Premiership when they host Ross County at the Fir Park Stadium this Wednesday. Match showdown schedules for 22:45 EAT.
Things have not going so well for the home team in the recent few weeks in the campaign. They are currently placed in the 6th place with 35 points. They are conceding goals in huge numbers, and are also one of the only two squads in the whole league to stay winless in the past five match-days. Motherwell is winless in nine of their past ten overall fixtures, and they have conceded two or more goals in three of their last five matches.
Graham Alexander’s men come into this fixture after they held each other to 2-2 Premiership draw with Rangers. In that game, Motherwell had 23% possession, five shots with three of them on target and goals scored by Jordan Roberts (52′) and Kaiyne Woolery (76′). Rangers on the other hand got 30 shots with 10 of them on target and goals by Alfredo Morelos (22′) and Fashion Sakala (24′).
On the other hand, Ross County is placed 10th with 30 points in the table of 12, and they have an impressive offense, coupled with one of the worst defenses in the campaign this season. This has led to goals coming in plenty from either side for almost all of their fixtures. Ross County is winless in six of their past eight overall fixtures, and they have not kept a clean sheet in their preceding 14 games.
The Staggies will be looking for the second win in a row following 3-1 Premiership victory over St Johnstone in their last fixture. In that game, Ross County had 53% possession, six shots with three of them on target and goals scored by Regan Charles-Cook (35′, 53′) and Joseph Hungbo (66′). St Johnstone got 15 shots with three of them on target and a goal by Callum Hendry (24′).
Motherwell vs Ross County head to head
Motherwell holds a better record in the history of this fixture having won 17 times out of the 34 meetings since 2012. Ross County claims 11 wins and there have been six draws.
- Ross County 3-1 Motherwell 8/01/22
- Motherwell 2-1 Ross County 25/09/21
- Motherwell 1-2 Ross County 16/05/21
- Ross County 1-2 Motherwell 27/01/21
- Motherwell 4-0 Ross County 24/10/20
- Rangers 2-2 Motherwell
- Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
- Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
- Dundee United 2-0 Motherwell
- Motherwell 0-4 Celtic
- Ross County 3-1 St Johnstone
- Hibernian 2-0 Ross County
- Ross County 1-1 Livingston
- Dundee 1-2 Ross County
- Ross County 1-1 Aberdeen
Motherwell team news
Gaffer Graham Alexander will not be able to call upon Barry Maguire who is sidelined through injury.
Ross County team news
As for Ross County, Blair Spittal and David Cancola are both doubtful and will be assessed ahead of kickoff, as will January signing Josh Sims who is yet to make his debut for the club due to fitness issues.
Prediction and odds
Ross County has proved that they can put up a fight but Motherwell is the better team on paper. We therefore predict a narrow home win at the end of this fixture.
- Motherwell win
- Both teams to score