The last time Partick Thistle faced Ross County was in late December and with the Jags sitting firmly at the foot of the table at that stage of the campaign, many believed that they were set for a hammering in Dingwall, ourselves included. Nevertheless Partick made the long journey back down the A9 with the three points firmly in the bag thanks to a 3-1 victory and since then they have embarked upon a decent run which has lifted them into the top six as things stand.
Indeed, Alan Archibald’s men have been enjoying some excellent form of late and head into this weekend’s clash with Ross County at Firhill on the back of a decent five-game unbeaten run in the Scottish Premiership. They enjoyed 2-0 wins over both Hamilton Academical and Heart of Midlothian and followed this with a 1-0 win over Dundee and 1-1 draws with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Kilmarnock. Can they continue this excellent run on Saturday afternoon? We believe so.
Visitors Ross County make the lengthy journey down from Dingwall with a less-than-impressive recent record. The Highlanders have won just once in their last eight Premiership games and it is hard to make a strong case for them when they travel to the west-end of Glasgow on Saturday.
Ross County’s form away from home leaves a lot to be desired with just three victories on the road since the start of the season. Given Partick Thistle’s recent improvement we don’t envisage the visitors managing a fourth this weekend.