Shiels: Caley are the favourites

  • Last Updated: November 1 2012, 17:32 GMT

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels has labelled Inverness strong favourites ahead of their Scottish Premier League game at the weekend.

Kenny Shiels: Inverness are favourites

Both teams head into the clash at Rugby Park bolstered by impressive wins over the Old Firm.

Killie ended a 57-year wait for victory at Celtic Park last weekend, while Inverness eliminated Rangers in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Communities League Cup on Wednesday night.

Shiels said: "Inverness are strong favourites because of their current form.

"They've scored the most goals in the league, they are the top dogs.

"We have to look to restrict them and if we can put on a good defensive performance, I'm sure we will do well."

Inverness are now unbeaten in eight games and have netted in every single match so far this season.

But Shiels wants to see his side build on the 2-0 win over the Scottish champions.

He added: "The players know they've created history and that's good. But that's gone, that's literally history now.

"We are going from playing the best team in Scotland to playing the best team on form in Scotland.

"It's always important to get a win. On the back of the victory, it sends out a message that we are turning the corner.

"We have won three out of our last five and it would be really good to win this game.

"I'm sure we can achieve that if we get our organisation and discipline right."

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