Ross County v Partick Thistle tips: Woeful Jags to get nothing from long trip north
Patrick Thistle are rock bottom of the Premiership and their situation won't improve in the Highlands tonight
December 23rd, 2016
As I sit here writing, the rain is lashing against the window and the wind is howling. To be honest the last thing I would want to do is jump in the car and drive 180 miles up the A9 just to sit in a freezing cold and windswept football ground, however that is the stark situation facing supporters of Partick Thistle as they make preparations to face a 360-mile round trip up to Dingwall tonight.
At the risk of sounding like a fair-weather supporter, the prospect of making such a journey just before Christmas would prove rather daunting to all but the most hardened die-hard Jags fan, especially since Thistle are sitting rock-bottom of the Scottish Premiership and there remains a distinct possibility that tonight’s match at Dingwall’s Victoria Park could even be called off due to the dreadful weather forecast.
Let us assume that the match will actually take place despite the poring rain. What can the travelling Thistle fans expect from their lengthy journey to the Highlands, apart from the obvious damp and cold? To be honest, not a lot probably.
The Jags have been pretty poor this season so far and have given their long suffering fans little to cheer about, apart from a win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle on the opening day of the season and a couple of wins over Dundee and St Johnstone in October. Since these last two victories the side have embarked upon a run of seven winless games in the Premiership and we’re not confident of their chances of putting this dismal run to an end in Dingwall tonight when they face a Ross County side which are enjoying a six-game unbeaten run.
The Highland outfit kick-started this great run with a 1-1 draw with Rangers at Victoria Park and followed this with a 4-2 victory against St Johnstone before holding Hamilton, Hearts and Dundee to draws. Their last outing was a 2-1 win over Aberdeen and the Highlanders won’t be daunted by the prospect of facing a struggling Partick Thistle who look ever likely to be playing in the Championship next season.