WE’VE seen two faces of Ross County recently – the well-oiled machine that beat Celtic and the broken one that struggled past Linlithgow Rose.
Both cup games ended in victory but the 3-1 defeat of Celtic to reach the League Cup Final was night and day compared to the display that edged out the juniors in the Scottish Cup.
So which side of County will we see against Hearts tonight? If it’s the Celtic one Jim McIntyre’e side can win but if it’s the latter they’ll be beaten up badly.
County have enjoyed a super season so maybe we can excuse the Rose blip and remember they have won four of their last five and netted 11 in four.
David Goodwillie has been signed to strengthen the attack and they a face a Hearts side with some problems.
Defenders Igor Rossi, Blazej Augustyn and midfielder Prince Buaben are banned while top scorer Osman Sow has been sold to China and other are carrying knocks after the cup battle with Hibs.
Hearts have turned Tynecastle into a fortress this season but are without a win in their last five on the road and I don’t see County losing.
The Jambos have failed to score only once in their last seven and with County conceding two to a non-league outfit both to score must have a chance at 3-4 with McBookie who go 10-11 for over 2.5 goals.
County not to lose
Both teams to score