The journey up to Dingwall is a particularly long one, especially in the depths of winter. Whilst many are enjoying the early signs of spring, this certainly won’t be the image presented to the many Kilmarnock fans who will decide to make the journey north up the A9 on Saturday afternoon and one feels that they will be making the long journey home in pretty low spirits.
Kilmarnock are one of those sides which frequently flirt with relegation to the second-tier of the domestic game but rarely fail to manage a great escape. Indeed Killie have graced the top-flight for an amazing 24 years, particularly amazing for the fact that they frequently feature amongst the bottom three in the Premiership table.
They are making a reasonably good job of keeping clear of the drop zone as things stand, however with things pretty tight in the bottom half of the table there is always a danger of them getting dragged into the mire. One feels that their situation will become more worrying this weekend when they make the long journey up to Dingwall.
The fact is that none of the bottom five clubs can really consider themselves safe from the threat of relegation and with the business end of the season fast approaching, points are desperately needed by all concerned. Ross County have been pretty barren on that front in recent outings but they helped their cause last weekend with a much-needed win at Tynecastle and we believe that they will make it two on the bounce when Killie come to town on Saturday afternoon.
To be fair, Ross County haven’t been consistent in the slightest in front of their home fans with their last two Premiership home games ending in defeat, however Kilmarnock have been dismal on the road this season and we believe that they will be heading home with nothing to show for their efforts this weekend.