An incredible 47 of those 59 goals have been conceded against teams in the top half of the Premiership. So the five teams alongside them in the bottom six have breached their defence on just 12 occasions.
Those numbers are slightly skewed by the fact County have played five extra games against the current top six so far, but it still averages out to 2.8 conceded per game against the likes of Celtic, Rangers and Motherwell and one per game against their fellow relegation battlers.
Winning the winnable games
Their solid defence has had a notable impact on the amount of points County have harvested against their bottom half rivals. Indeed, it also goes some way to explaining why the Highland side have managed to hover in ninth place or above for much of the campaign.
In their 17 games against top-half sides, County have won on average 0.8 points per game. Against bottom half opponents, that shoots up by 63% to 1.3 points. Although it may not seem like much, that return is significantly more than Hearts' average of 0.69 points against bottom six sides.
Such small margins can have big impacts over the course of a season and could become even more important after the split when the bottom six go head-to-head to see who can avoid the drop.
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