Second-placed Aberdeen will be looking to get back to the winning ways when they host second-from-bottom Kilmarnock at Pittodrie Stadium on Saturday.
The Dons dropped their first points of the season last weekend as they could only manage a goalless draw at Herts; prior to that, they had won four league games in a row. Ahead of the game, the hosts find themselves in the second spot behind Celtic on goal difference. In a surprising statistic, the Dons have had ten goals scored by nine different players in the league this season.
Killie will come into the game as huge underdogs. They have been terrible during the start of the season, and have picked up only one point from their five league games. That point came via the 2-2 draw against Hamilton in a home game. Killie have struggled to score this season, and they have the joint-worst attack in the league with three goals. Considering their recent record against Aberdeen, Killie stand no chance of getting anything out of this game.
Last season, both sides played each other three times, and the Dons won on all three occasions. In the corresponding game, the hosts registered a 5-1 win.
Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock – Match Facts
Killie haven’t defeated the Dons since the 2012/13 Premiership season.
The Dons are currently on a 13-game winning run against Killie in the top tier of Scottish football.
Last five meetings between these two sides have witnessed more than 2.5 goals.
Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock – Match Odds
As expected, the hosts are huge favourites to claim all three points at the best odds of 1/3. A draw can get you up to 23/5 odds while an away win is in the ‘highly impossible’ territory at 10/1 odds. We are going with the safe option in this one, and are backing a home win as our prediction.
Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock – Correct Score Odds
A 2-0 Dons’ win is the most likely result according to the bookmakers at 11/2 odds. However, we are backing a 3-0 win for the hosts as our prediction in this game. You can get the best odds of 8/1 at Betfair.
Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney is the favourite to score at 11/10 odds. The 29-year-old scored 12 league goals for the Dons last season and has a single goal in his account this season. However, we are backing Dons’ summer-signing Stevie May at the same odds. The 24-year-old has scored two goals in four appearances for the Dons.
Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
Last five iterations of this fixture have ended with more than 2.5 goals, and our preview is backing the same outcome as our prediction in this game. You can get the best odds of 8/11 for our pick at Skybet.