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Aberdeen vs Dundee United: Our top betting tips
A game that sees third from top face off with second from bottom should only end one way – with the higher ranked side winning – but football doesn't always work like that. Can Dundee United spring a surprise here? Find out with our Aberdeen vs Dundee United match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Aberdeen to win
We start in the obvious place – backing Aberdeen to win this game. Aberdeen have, with the exception of the Glasgow giants, been the best side in Scotland this season and, in particular, at home they've been nothing short of exceptional of late as they've chalked up five straight wins and, longer term, nine wins from their last 10 at Pittodrie. Dundee United meanwhile are in poor form both generally, where they've lost four of their last five, and on the road where they have managed just one win from 10 games with no win in six. There is, however, one gigantic elephant in the room on which we're yet to touch – the head to head record. The last meeting between these two that took place just a month ago saw Dundee United run out surprise 4-0 winners. Some would suggest that favours Dundee United; we believe this will be a revenge mission in front of the home fans.
Here we turn to the total goals market and we are backing an over 2.5 tip. Aberdeen have seen each of their last five games go north of the 2.5 mark whilst averaging 4.2 goals per game. Dundee United meanwhile have seen four of their past five go over the 2.5 cut off with a game average of 3.4 goals. With that form considered alongside odds of 19/20 (1.95), we'd suggest there is some seriously good value on offer.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Aberdeen vs Dundee United
Will Aberdeen avenge previous humiliation?
The best way to preview this match is to draw attention to the last time these two sides locked horns. In that game Dundee United ran out 4-0 victors despite Aberdeen dominating possession. Here, with a clear difference between the sides where the table is concerned, Aberdeen will be going all out to set the record straight and that could make for an enthralling contest.
Aberdeen arrive here with a couple of players ruled out through injury in Jon Hayes and Callum Roberts but they'll still be confident of winning this game. They're exceptionally good at home and Bojan Miovski, who scored a brace in his last home game, will be a real threat.
Aberdeen Predicted lineup – Roos, Scales, Stewart, McCrorie, MacKenzie, Clarkson, Ramadani, Barron, Richardson, Duk, Miovski
Dundee United turned in one of their best displays of the season last time out with four different goalscorers ensuring they saw off bottom of the table Kilmarnock. After such a good display, an unchanged lineup isn't unlikely.
Dundee United Predicted lineup – Birighitti, Smith, Edwards, Graham, Freeman, Djoum, Levitt, Behich, McGrath, Middleton, Fletcher
A quickfire FAQ on Aberdeen vs Dundee United
- Where is the match being hosted? – Pittodrie
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Aberdeen
- What time does the match kick off? 6 PM GMT