Inverness and Greenock Morton go head to head on Friday night in the Championship, with kick off set for 7:05pm at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. With both sides having played three games so far, it’s the visitors who have earned the better results as they have won twice and lost once up to now, amassing six points, whereas Inverness have drawn once, lost once and been victorious on one occasion, leading to the hosts being placed sixth.
Inverness were annihilated on the opening weekend of the Scottish Championship, suffering a 4-1 mauling at the hands of table toppers Dundee United as Lawrence Shankland tore them apart. Things got a little brighter when Arbroath visited and goals from Aaron Doran as well as Miles Storey cancelled out Bobby Linn’s opener for the away side to ensure three points would be added to their tally. Unfortunately for Inverness they failed to make it two wins on the trot versus Dundee FC as neither side could break the deadlock in a game that finished scoreless.
Greenock Morton have been inconsistent with their results in recent weeks, winning twice and losing twice in all competitions. First it was a defeat away to Ayr United by four goals to two, followed by an unexpected thrashing of Alloa Athletic, 4-1. Robert McHugh was on fire that day and hit the net three times to take home the match ball, but Hibernian’s five goals saw them beat Greenock Morton 5-3 a couple of weeks ago. Another high scoring game, this time on home soil against Partick Thistle, soon followed that encounter as Greenock Morton picked up their second three points of the season by winning 3-2.
Inverness have had much the better of the results from this fixture recently, winning three of the last five encounters and not getting beaten once during that time. Now they are two games without defeat, including a match with their first clean sheet of the season last time out, whereas Greenock Morton are on course for a loss if their pattern of results is to continue.
Four of Inverness’ last six outings have had over two goals, while each of Greenock Morton’s matches since July have had a minimum of four goals. Two of the previous three meetings between these two have had more than two goals scored.
Inverness are unbeaten against Greenock Morton for five games.
Inverness have scored in all of their last four home matches.
Greenock Morton have scored ten goals in their last three matches.
Mitchell Curry is unlikely to play any part here as he gets closer to a return to action following an ankle injury, while Brad McKay should make his comeback very soon having recovered from a back problem. There have been three scorers for Inverness so far with Aaron Doran, Miles Storey and Tom Walsh each getting once.
Daniel Rogers is a doubt for the visitors due to a knee injury, but other than him the rest of the team should be good to go come Friday. They’ve been much more active in front of goal when compared to their opponents, and Robert McHugh will be hoping to extend his lead at the summit of the scoring charts for the club having already netted three times.