Lineups

Ross County

( 4-4-2 )

  • 0. N. Baxter

  • 22. R. Foster Yellow Card

  • 3. S. Kelly

  • 4. L. Fontaine Yellow Card

  • 5. C. Morris

  • 6. B. Spittal Goal

    82'
  • 20. L. Spence Yellow Card Red Card

  • 0. J. Mullin

  • 24. H. Paton

  • 9. B. McKay

    72'
  • 27. R. Stewart

Substitutes

  • 1. R. Laidlaw

  • 22. M. Fraser

  • 15. K. Watson

  • 18. J. Chalmers

    82'
  • 52. E. Henderson

  • 11. I. Vigurs

  • 0. B. Graham Yellow Card

    72'

Scotland - Premiership 1st Phase

48' L. Spence 48' Yellow Card 48'  L. Spence 49' D. Gallagher 49' Yellow Card 49'  D. Gallagher 62' L. Spence 62' Red Card 62'   L. Spence 71' R. Foster 71' Yellow Card 71'  R. Foster 90' L. Fontaine 90' Yellow Card 90'  L. Fontaine 90' P. Hartley 90' Yellow Card 90'  P. Hartley 90' L. Polworth 90' Yellow Card 90'  L. Polworth 90' B. Graham 90' Yellow Card 90'  B. Graham 24' B. Spittal 24' Goal 24'   Spittal B. Spittal 81' R. MacIver 81' Goal 81'   MacIver R. MacIver 90' D. Gallagher 90' Goal 90'   Gallagher D. Gallagher
Ross County

Ross County

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Motherwell

Motherwell

  • 24
    1 - 0
  • HT
    1 - 0
  • 81'
    1 - 1
  • 90'
    1 - 2
  • Date: 26/12/2019
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Global Energy Stadiu
  • Referee: Greg Aitken
Ross County v Motherwell - Match Preview

Date published: 12/25/2019 8:02:11 AM

Ross County v Motherwell - Match Preview

Ross County in better shape after shaking off sickness bug

Ross County have shaken off the sickness bug which affected their preparations ahead of Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Livingston.

Liam Fontaine, Brian Graham and Keith Watson are set to return to the fold against Motherwell.

Michael Gardyne (hamstring, Ross Draper (knee) and Tom Grivosti (foot) remain out while Don Cowie (knee) and Iain Vigurs (foot) are working their way back to fitness.

Motherwell will assess midfielder Liam Donnelly ahead of the trip to Dingwall.

The Northern Ireland international went off with a tight hamstring before half-time in Saturday’s victory over Kilmarnock.

Christy Manzinga (hamstring) is out while Christian Ilic is working to come back from a similar problem. Long-term absentees Charles Dunne (groin) and David Turnbull (knee) remain out.

Ross County provisional squad: Laidlaw, Baxter, Foster, Fraser, Kelly, Fontaine, Watson, Spittal, Paton, Chalmers, Mullin, Stewart, Spence, Reid, McKay, Graham, Erwin, Power, Henderson.

Motherwell provisional squad: Gillespie, Tait, Carroll, Grimshaw, Mugabi, Hartley, Gallagher, Donnelly, O’Hara, Maguire, Polworth, Campbell, Seedorf, Hylton, Long, Cole, Scott, Semple, Carson.

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Match Information

  • Premiership 1st Phase
  • Round 20
  • Global Energy Stadiu
  • Greg Aitken
  • 4,181
  • 26 Dec, 15:00

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Lineups

Ross County
(4-4-2)
Motherwell
(4-4-2)
  • 0. N. Baxter

  • 22. R. Foster Yellow Card

  • 3. S. Kelly

  • 4. L. Fontaine Yellow Card

  • 5. C. Morris

  • 6. B. Spittal Goal

    82'
  • 20. L. Spence Yellow Card Red Card

  • 0. J. Mullin

  • 24. H. Paton

  • 9. B. McKay

    72'
  • 27. R. Stewart

Substitutes

  • 1. R. Laidlaw

  • 22. M. Fraser

  • 15. K. Watson

  • 18. J. Chalmers

    82'
  • 52. E. Henderson

  • 11. I. Vigurs

  • 0. B. Graham Yellow Card

    72'
  • 29. M. Gillespie

  • 2. R. Tait

  • 5. D. Gallagher Goal Yellow Card

  • 3. J. Carroll

  • 5. P. Hartley Yellow Card

  • 6. A. Campbell

    73'
  • 7. M. O'Hara

  • 19. L. Polworth Yellow Card

  • 14. J. Hylton

  • 17. S. Seedorf

  • 11. J. Scott

Substitutes

  • 0. T. Carson

  • 2. L. Grimshaw

  • 16. B. Mugabi

  • 15. B. Maguire

  • 8. C. Sloth

  • 23. R. MacIver Goal

    73'
  • 15. J. Semple

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Motherwell vs Ross County

There is a 31.0% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Motherwell, at 41.6%, are solid favorites to beat Ross County who have a 27.4% chance at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Motherwell 1.3 to Ross County 1.0.
In simulation wins, Ross County upsets Motherwell by averaging 11.2 shots and 3.6 shots on goal.
They average 1.9 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.

Ross County v Motherwell

    Ross County 1-2 Motherwell Match Highlights

    Date published: 12/26/2019 8:06:08 PM

    Ross County 1-2 Motherwell Match Highlights

    Motherwell need last-gasp winner to see off 10-man Ross County

    Motherwell came from behind to beat 10-man Ross County 2-1 thanks to Ross Maciver’s brilliant debut goal against his former club and Declan Gallagher’s stoppage-time header.

    Substitute Maciver cancelled out Blair Spittall’s first-half header when he turned and curled a 25-yard effort into the far top corner with nine minutes left.

    The Inverness-born 20-year-old was making his first appearance since moving from County to Fir Park in the summer.

    And there was more drama to come as Gallagher rose highest to head home Liam Polworth’s corner.

    Dozens of visiting fans spilled on to the pitch to celebrate as Motherwell’s victory kept them in third place in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    Motherwell had squandered a number of first-half chances before piling on the pressure after Lewis Spence was sent off for the home team in the 62nd minute.

    Motherwell were without both Christopher Long and Devante Cole meaning James Scott resumed his centre-forward role, and the 19-year-old was heavily involved in an open start to the game.

    Scott was twice crowded out in promising Motherwell attacks before shooting wide from the edge of the box. And he had a glorious chance in the eighth minute when Polworth played him clean through but hit Nathan Baxter with his first-time strike.

    Spittal twice shot over but the visitors kept threatening. Allan Campbell was off target with a free header, Scott chipped a shot just beyond the far post and Baxter got down well to stop Polworth’s long-range drive.

    County netted against the run of play as they kept the pressure on after Billy McKay was inches from connecting with a header in the six-yard box. Sean Kelly hit a cross from the left which Spittal ran on to and guided a header inside the far post, with Mark Gillespie only able to help it in.

    Ross Stewart sent a free header wide after a free-kick from the left had eventually found its way to the County striker before Motherwell finished the half strongly.

    Jermaine Hylton turned and shot just wide from 30 yards before setting up Polworth for a golden opportunity which the midfielder hit just past with only the goalkeeper to beat.

    Motherwell’s early second-half efforts came from long range before Spence was sent off. The midfielder, earlier booked for pulling down Polworth in the act of shooting, slid in to upend Sherwin Seedorf as the winger raced on to Polworth’s perfect through ball. Referee Greg Aitken produced a straight red card.

    Baxter held Jake Carroll’s low drive from the resulting free-kick.

    McKay came close from 20 yards moments later before the game settled into a pattern of Motherwell attacking the 10 men.

    Gallagher was twice off target, Baxter stopped with his foot after Polworth drove a free-kick through a crowd of bodies, and the keeper saved Scott’s flick and Mark O’Hara’s free-kick.

    County substitute Brian Graham shot wide on a promising break before Maciver – who only made one substitute appearance for County – broke the home side’s resistance.

    Motherwell then hunted for a winner and they got it with seconds remaining thanks to Gallagher’s header.

    Lineups

    Motherwell

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 29. M. Gillespie

    • 2. R. Tait

    • 5. D. Gallagher Goal Yellow Card

    • 3. J. Carroll

    • 5. P. Hartley Yellow Card

    • 6. A. Campbell

      73'
    • 7. M. O'Hara

    • 19. L. Polworth Yellow Card

    • 14. J. Hylton

    • 17. S. Seedorf

    • 11. J. Scott

    Substitutes

    • 0. T. Carson

    • 2. L. Grimshaw

    • 16. B. Mugabi

    • 15. B. Maguire

    • 8. C. Sloth

    • 23. R. MacIver Goal

      73'
    • 15. J. Semple