Nadir to reach his zenith
Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and fancies Nadir Ciftci to find the net.
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Allan Johnston is still waiting for his first win as Kilmarnock manager and on Saturday makes his 11th attempt to gain a three-point haul against Ross County at Rugby Park.
Only Hearts and their 15-point deduction keeps Killie from the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table and you have to go back to early February for the last time they tasted victory on home soil.
It's almost as long since their Highland visitors won on the road but County looked much stronger defensively against Aberdeen two weeks ago as they made it two wins out of three.
Derek Adams' Staggies may not have claimed an away win yet but they have faced three of the teams with the best home records in the Premiership (St Johnstone, Celtic and Motherwell).
County are certainly improving, with summer signing Melvin de Leeuw beginning to become a key man. They have enough about them to take all three points from Rugby Park and leave Johnston waiting for that elusive first win. An away win is 19/10.
Elsewhere, Dundee United have lost one of their last nine and travel to Pittodrie to face Aberdeen.
United have the chance to go ahead of their rivals with victory and will be looking to their forward players to continue their good form.
David Goodwillie grabbed the headlines when he decided to return to Tannadice from Blackburn and although he has yet to find his best form, United have not struggled for prowess in the final third.
Nadir Ciftci has five goals to his name while youngster Ryan Gauld has made a big impact. Fans must be salivating at the thought of Goodwillie and Gary Mackay-Steven returning to their best.
Ciftci has impressed in different positions already and has scored in four of the last five matches in which United have found the net. Aberdeen are solid at home and can be tough to break down but Ciftci looks good value at 3/1 to score at any time.