FM Preview: Queen of the South v Ross County 28 Aug 2010

Last updated : 27 August 2010 By QUEENS MAD
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History of the Queen of the South v Ross County fixture

Queen o.t.S. prepare to entertain Ross County at Palmerston Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Doonhamers are clearly on top, winning 56.25% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was less than a year ago, in April 2010, the The Doonhamers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010 Tue 20 Apr Queen o.t.S. 1-0 Ross County SCD1
2009/2010 Tue 06 Apr Ross County 1 - 1 Queen o.t.S. SCD1
2009/2010 Sat 31 Oct Queen o.t.S. 2 - 0 Ross County SCD1
2009/2010 Sat 12 Sep Ross County 3 - 2 Queen o.t.S. SCD1
2009/2010 Sun 06 Sep Ross County 2 - 0 Queen o.t.S. SCC
2008/2009 Sat 04 Apr Queen o.t.S. 1 - 2 Ross County SCD1
2008/2009 Sat 17 Jan Ross County 1 - 0 Queen o.t.S. SCD1

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the The Doonhamers, with 8 goals against.

The County have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Queen o.t.S. see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, showing a record of 3 points from their 3 games played so far, Ross County's 4 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 4th position.

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Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Queen o.t.S. 6 3 1 2 14 8 10
Ross County 6 3 2 1 10 6 11

FootyMad's prediction ...

Queen o.t.S. are starting to turn Palmerston Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S. 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Ross County Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

The Highlanders should provide a stern test for the Doonhamers and it should be a cracking match. Queens will have late fitness tests on Johnston,McGuffie and Quinn but should have Reid back after suspension. Skipper Lilley will however be mssing due to suspension after his red card at Cowdenbeath.

Queens have been scorling freely of late against inferior opposition but County will be a different propostion. We must take most of the chances coming our way and if we do so a handsome win is possible.

Queens MAD are going for  a narrow win in front of hopefully a bigger crowd than on Wednesday against Forfar which was the lowest for nine years.