It is crunch time for Ross County as their Scottish Premiership status hangs by a thread. They have been left with it all to do in the second leg of their play-off against Championship Partick Thistle following a 2-0 defeat at Firhill in the first leg, while the Jags look well placed to secure a return to the top flight.
Ross County vs Partick Thistle Betting Tips
Date: Sunday 4th June
Location: Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall
Ross County boss Malky Mackay has been forced into at least one change after teenage full-back Dylan Smith was sent off early in the first leg.
It looks likely that he will be replaced either by Keith Watson or Ben Purrington at left-back.
Partick have fielded the same starting line-up for their last three matches and it seems unlikely manager Kris Doolan will make any changes after Thursday’s 2-0 success.
Partick Thistle to win @ 21/10
A 2-0 first-leg lead has put Partick Thistle in a strong position to claim their place back in the Scottish Premiership and they look a good bet at 21/10 to complete the job with a victory.
The Jags finished fourth in the regular season in the Championship, but they have really found themselves in the play-offs, putting a total of 16 goals past Queen’s Park and Ayr over four matches.
They took that rich vein of form into the first leg against the Staggies and were already ahead before County’s Dylan Smith was sent off.
Partick have lost only one of their last ten away games and they should be confident against a side who finished six points behind tenth-placed Kilmarnock in the top flight.
Mackay’s side took just one point from their final three games and have kept a clean sheet in just three of their last 15 matches, so expect Partick to take charge and look to get the job done early.
They have scored at least twice in ten of their last 11 matches, so correct-score punters may be interested in backing a 2-1 Partick win at 10/1.
Brian Graham first goalscorer @ 13/2
It would not be a great surprise if Partick started brightly, just as they did in the first leg and, as their success during the play-offs has been built on their attack, the recipe remains the same for Kris Doolan’s side.
Those looking for a first-goalscorer bet should take a look at Thistle’s veteran striker Brian Graham.
The much-travelled forward has proved this year there is still plenty of life in his 35-year-old body with 15 goals during the regular Championship season.
And he has taken that fine form into the play-offs, scoring five goals in as many matches and while he scored the second goal in Thursday’s win at Firhill, he could be worth supporting in the first-goalscorer market at 13/2.
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