Motherwell, fresh off of back-to-back Scottish Premiership victories, will be looking to extend their winning streak to three games when they head to Ross County on Tuesday with kickoff at 10:45 pm.
The home side will play the visitors for the first time since the turn of the year, with their counterparts sitting six places and 13 points above them in the league.
Scottish Premiership side Motherwell enjoyed a relatively strong first half under manager Graham Alexander, winning 18 points from their opening 20 games and sitting in the fourth spot.
Last season, the Dens Park side earned nine consecutive wins, including back-to-back victories in their final fixtures as they defeated St Johnstone by 2-0. They won thanks to goals from Dean Cornelius and Kevin van Veen.
In the Boxing Day clash between Motherwell and Livingston, Van Veen netted vital goals to help keep Motherwell ahead of Hibernian and Aberdeen.
The Glensmen are focused on avoiding relegation and have welcomed a Ross County side more focussed on steering clear of the threat of relegation this season.
Tuesday’s hosts kicked off the new season in the wrong fashion after failing to pick up a victory from their opening 10 games, earning just three points in the process and sliding towards the foot of the table.
Ross County vs. Motherwell Head to Head
Both sides have 33 games against each other, with hosts taking 10 wins while opponents with 17 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Ross County
- Johnstone 1-2 Ross County
- Livingston 1-1 Ross County
- Ross County 1-2 Celtic
- Ross County 3-2 Dundee
- Motherwell 2-1 Livingston
- Motherwell 2-0 St. Johnstone
- Celtic 1-0 Motherwell
- Hibernian 1-1 Motherwell
- Motherwell 1-0 Dundee
Ross County Team News
Arsenal loanee Harry Clarke recently left Ross County. Still, Malky Mackay has been able to replace him with the signings of Declan Drsydale and Kayne Ramsay on loan from Coventry City and Southampton.
Motherwell Team News
The opponents have lost midfielder Robbie Crawford but have replaced him with the capture of Celtic’s Liam Shaw, while exciting attacker Ross Tierney has also arrived.
Prediction and Odds
Ross County has improved a lot recently. They may earn a result on Tuesday, but we don’t expect Motherwell to drop points in this match.
- Motherwell Win
- Both Teams to Score
- Goals Over 2.5