FM Preview: Ross County v Celtic 18 Aug 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 17th August 2012
The game between Ross County and Celtic in the Scottish Premier on 18th August 2012 at 12:15 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Ross County v Celtic fixture
Celtic face a trip to Ross County at Victoria Park at lunchtime on Saturday, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Bhoys won the only previous game contested between the two teams.
The only previous meeting between Ross County and Celtic at Victoria Park was less than a year ago, in September 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Scottish League Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Wed 21 Sep||Ross County||0-2||Celtic||Scottish League Cup|
|2009/2010||Sat 10 Apr||Celtic||0 - 2||Ross County||Scottish F.A. Cup|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Jan||Celtic||2 - 0||Ross County||Scottish F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Ross County are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the County, with 5 goals against.
Celtic's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Bhoys scoring 17 and conceding 4.
Ross County see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 2 points from their 2 games played so far,
Celtic's total of 3 points from their 1 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Bhoys's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Ross County, believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Ross County||Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Celtic||7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 15 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here