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Oct 27, 2021 at 7.45pm UK
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Preview: Dundee vs. Ross County - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: Dundee vs. Ross County - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Scottish Premiership clash between Dundee and Ross County, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
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The bottom two sides in the Scottish Premiership face off at Dens Park on Wednesday evening as Dundee play host to Ross County.

County enter this game on a four-game losing run and are four points adrift of their opponents, who have hit a bit of form over the past couple of weeks.

Match preview

Ross County only narrowly avoided relegation from the top flight last term, but defeat on Wednesday would leave them in huge danger with just 11 games of the season played.

Saturday's cruel 3-2 loss at home to Livingston, when conceding to a 95th-minute goal from Tom Parkes, leaves the Staggies pointless since a 2-2 draw with Hearts on September 18.

Indeed, Malky Mackay's side remain without a win to their name this season and have avoided defeat only three times.

The gap on Dundee in 11th place stands at four points, while St Johnstone in 10th are a further two points better off, making this midweek showdown very close to must win.

Dundee, in what is their first season back in the top flight, finally have some momentum on their side after following up a 2-1 win against Aberdeen with a 1-1 draw at Hearts.

Jason Cummings headed home late on to cancel out John Souttar's stunning opener at Tynecastle and take a point off the side that ended Saturday top of the division.

On the back of their win against Aberdeen, the Dees are looking to win consecutive top-flight home matches for the first time since May 2018.

They will fancy their chances of achieving that, too, as County have picked up just one point and scored only two goals in their five away league games this season.

Dundee Scottish Premiership form:
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • D

Dundee form (all competitions):
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • D

Ross County Scottish Premiership form:
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L

Team News

Dundee have gone with a back four of late and that will likely remain the case here, with Leigh Griffiths the favourite to lead the attack.

An injury to Shaun Byrne forced James McPake to alter his lineup slightly between the win over Aberdeen and draw against Hearts, with Max Anderson coming into the side.

The hosts have no fresh injury concerns of note, so it may well be a case of going with the same XI for this contest.

As for Ross County, Joseph Hungbo was rewarded for some positive substitute appearances with a start against Livingston and will likely retain his place on Wednesday.

Mackay will surely consider a change or two from that latest loss, though, as the likes of Alex Robertson and Dominic Samuel push for recalls.

Dundee possible starting lineup:
Legzdins; Kerr, Ashcroft, Sweeney, Marshall; McGhee, Adam, Anderson; McMullan, Griffiths, McCowan

Ross County possible starting lineup:
Maynard-Brewer; Clarke, Baldwin, Iacovitti, B.Paton; Callachan, H.Paton; Hungbo, Spittal, Charles-Cook; Samuel

We say: Dundee 1-0 Ross County

County are winless 10 games into the Scottish Premiership season and risk being cut adrift at the bottom should they suffer defeat at Dens Park.

Mackay's side have particularly struggled on the road, and we can see their losing run continuing here with defeat to an improving Dundee side.

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