Both Ross County and Hearts will be bidding to return to winning ways in the Premiership when they face off at the Victoria Park in their Matchday 13 tie on Sunday evening.
Ross County have made an inconsistent campaign in the Premiership this season with the side recording two victories, three draws and seven defeats in their opening 11 games. they currently sit 10th in the league standings on nine points, three points above the relegation zone.
The Staggies were on the end of a 1-0 defeat away to Kilmarnock last time out. They have now won just once in their last nine fixtures in all competitions, with their last triumph coming against Livingston in early October and will be desperate to get their campaign back on track as they hope to avoid an early relegation tussle.
Meanwhile Hearts have tailed off in the Scottish Premiership in recent weeks following an initially positive start and make the trip to the Global Energy Stadium with a point to prove this weekend.
The Jambos sit seventh in the league standings, and have picked up just one point from their last three league fixtures amid some underwhelming performances. They suffered a 4-3 home defeat to Celtic last time out, making it back to back defeat in the top flight.
However, they picked a confidence-boosting 2-1 win over RFS in the Conference League on the midweek. They will be keen to build on the victory as they seek to climb into the top half of the Premiership table.
Ross County vs Hearts head to head
Both sides have met in 24 encounters since 2012 with Hearts claiming nine victories, while Ross County have claimed two victories and there have been 13 draws.
- Hearts 2-1 Ross County 30/07/22
- Hearts 0-0 Ross County 30/04/22
- Ross County 1-1 Hearts 02/04/22
- Hearts 2-1 Ross County 26/12/21
- Ross County 2-2 Hearts 18/09/21
- Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County
- Ross County 1-1 Dundee United
- Livingston 0-1 Ross County
- Ross County 0-5 Motherwell
- Ross County 0-2 Hibernian
- Hearts 2-1 RFS
- Hearts 3-4 Celtic
- Aberdeen 2-0 Hearts
- Fiorentina 5-1 Hearts
- Kilmarnock 2-2 Hearts
Ross County team news
Ross County will be without Ben Purrington, Alex Samuel and Connor Randall due to injuries.
Hearts team news
Hearts will be without Beni Baningime, Liam Boyce, Craig Halkett, Peter Haring, Nathaniel Atkinson, Kyle Rowless, Cammy Devlin, Stephen Humphrys and Gary Mavkay-Steven due to injuries, while Stephen Kingsley is a doubt.
Prediction and odds
- Double chance (2, X)
- Both sides to score
- Goals under 2.5