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Kilmarnock are the guests at Pittodrie Stadium on Saturday for the Premiership game with home side Aberdeen.
View all Aberdeen v Kilmarnock tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (plus the best game odds).
Aberdeen will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-1 Premiership victory versus Hibernian.
In that game, Aberdeen had 47% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Aberdeen was Lewis Ferguson (39'). At the other end, Hibernian had 9 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Their latest results reveal that huge efforts have been put in by the Aberdeen rearguard. The Dons have been stingy, with the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past 6 clashes standing at 3. We will have to find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Going into this encounter, Aberdeen haven't been beaten in the league by Kilmarnock in their last 6 matches.
Kilmarnock come into this meeting after a 4-0 Premiership win to beat Dundee United in their last fixture.
In that match, Kilmarnock managed 32% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. For Kilmarnock, the goalscorers were Nicke Kabamba (30', 78'), Eamonn Brophy (45') and Rory McKenzie (86'). Dundee United had 18 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Kilmarnock have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals in all. Defensively, Killie have been far from perfect.
Their prior results show that Kilmarnock:
- have not won against Aberdeen when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 20/04/2019 shows that Aberdeen have won 3 of these games & Kilmarnock 0, with the number of drawn games being 3.
In all, 15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 10 of them from The Dons and 5 netted by Killie. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Premiership match day 29 on 04/03/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Kilmarnock 2-2 Aberdeen.
The match was refereed by Alan Newlands.
Team News: Aberdeen
Sam Cosgrove (Knee Injury) and Ryan Edmondson (Ankle Injury) are not available for Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes.
We think that The Dons should go for a 3-4-3 formation for this one, utilising Joe Lewis, Andrew Considine, Scott Mckenna, Tommy Hoban, Jonathan Hayes, Ross McCrorie, Lewis Ferguson, Matthew Kennedy, Scott Wright, Ryan Hedges and Marley Watkins.
Team News: Kilmarnock
Owing to an otherwise available group, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer to contend with. Jake Eastwood (Hamstring Injury) won’t be playing here.
It’s our belief that Killie appear most likely to elect for a 4-4-2 formation using Daniel Rogers, Zeno Rossi, Kirk Broadfoot, Stuart Findlay, Calum Waters, Chris Burke, Aaron Tshibola, Gary Dicker, Greg Kiltie, Eamonn Brophy and Nicke Kabamba.
We envisage that Kilmarnock have it in them to score a goal against this Aberdeen team, however that may not be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Aberdeen when the full-time whistle blows. Hopefully this is a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pittodrie Stadium (20,866)
Captain: Joe Lewis
Chairman: Dave Cormack
Manager: Derek McInnes
Competitions: Premiership position 4, Europa League Qual. (Second Round)
⭐ Key Player: Lewis Ferguson
Regularly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Lewis Ferguson was born in Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Hamilton Academical in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 4 appearances.