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Ross County v Accies

Postby porcupine » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:47 pm

Just looked at County's goals scored and conceeded. ONE less scored than us and NINE more conceeded. A goal diiference of minus 10 more than us!! And, that doesn't include what happens tommorow V Sevco :D

Let's hope the away team avenge their poor performances of late and take a bundle of goals back down the road with them.

With Accies having one more day to recover for next week's six pointer, we have everything to play for at Dingwall.
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Re: Ross County v Accies

Postby TerracingTomas » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:35 am

Porcupine there is an article on the BBC Scotland football page looking at Ross County’s goals conceded. Essentially most of them have been against top six teams, when it comes to the bottom 6 they have only conceded 12 goals against these teams. Significant for the game next week.

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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Re: Ross County v Accies

Postby porcupine » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:17 pm

Good point,TT.

Even though today's loss at home for County was tight, they are now very much in the "mix". We also have the extra day in hand for any recoveries from yesterday's game, befor travelling to Dingwall. Our current form is also better than County, where they have LDWLL against our LDDWW so we do have everything to play for next Saturday.

It'll be a hard game, and hopefully we have no suspensions kicking in to add to our injury list.

Onwards and upwards!!
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