Ross County - Inverness CT Betting Preview: Backing goals can prove profitable

The Staggies will look to continue their fine home form when they take on Terry Butcher's men on Friday night and our Scottish tipster is expecting late drama in Dingwall
Plenty of passion is assured when Ross County take on Highland rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Dingwall in the Scottish Premiership on Friday night.

Derek Adams’ side have claimed no fewer than nine of their 10 points collected so far on home soil but, nevertheless, the Staggies are chalked up at a chunky 12/5 (3.40) with BetVictor to get the better of Terry Butcher’s side here.

The Caley Jags enjoyed a stunning start to the season but their form has dipped in recent weeks, with Terry Butcher’s men having lost three of their last four matches – including a shock 2-1 reverse at the hands of Partick Thistle at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium on Sunday.

Inverness can be backed at 21/20 (2.05) with BetVictor to bounce back by claiming victory here while the draw is available at 12/5 (3.40) with the same firm.

It is worth noting that two league encounters between these sides in Dingwall last season produced just one goal and, should that pattern be repeated here, the 19/20 (1.95) quote for fewer than three goals to be scored would appear to represent decent value.

However, only Celtic have scored more goals than Inverness in the Scottish top flight thus far this term, while Ross County have the poorest defensive record in the league.

Furthermore, County have scored nine of their 11 Premiership goals this season on home turf and this has all the makings of an open encounter.

The Staggies have kept just three clean sheets in 11 matches in all competitions this season, while
Inverness have managed only one clean sheet in five Premiership matches on the road so far this term.

Therefore, punters are encouraged to snap up BetVictor’s 3/4 (1.75) quote for both teams to find the net on Friday while the 19/20 (1.95) quote for three or more goals to be scored is also worthy of consideration here.

Punters should also note that 17 of the 30 goals that have featured in Ross County’s matches so far this term have come after the interval so the 11/10 (2.10) quote for the second half to be the top scoring half is the value play for punters here.

Both teams to score at 3/4 (1.75) 3pts stake with BetVictor Most goals in the second half at 11/10 (2.10) 1pt stake with BetVictor

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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