Inverness Caledonian Thistle have long been struggling at the foot of the Scottish Premiership table and things are starting to become pretty desperate it must be said. Just five games remain to be played with the Highland outfit sitting some seven points adrift of relative safety and to be honest we’re not too optimistic about their chances of remaining in the top-flight for another season.
Their recent results make for grim reading and with just three points from their last seven Premiership outings, we don’t give them too much of a chance when they make the short journey to Dingwall for Friday evening’s Highland derby with local rivals Ross County.
For their part, Ross haven’t been too much better this season and they too remain dangerously close to the danger zone with three points separating them from second-bottom side Dundee FC. Indeed things are pretty tight in the bottom half of the Premiership table as things stand although we could see a few changes this weekend. That said, Inverness will still be at the bottom of the pile whatever the outcome of this derby match, although we’re not confident that they will manage anything for their efforts.
Inverness have been pretty woeful at the Caledonian Stadium this season but their form on the road is dire to say the least with a mere three points secured away from home since October. Their last visit to Ross County ended in a 3-2 defeat for the visitors and they head into this clash on the back of a 4-2 hammering by fellow-strugglers Motherwell. This certainly doesn’t bode well ahead of this match and whilst the visitors should manage to find the back of the net given that they have scored in all-but-three of their last nine games, we feel that Ross County can help their cause by collecting all three points in this must-win derby match.