Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Aberdeen will look to extend their 16-game unbeaten run against Kilmarnock when they welcome Killie to Pittodrie this weekend.
Last time: Aberdeen recorded a 3-1 win when they travelled to Kilmarnock back in November. The home side had Jordan Jones sent off during a difficult afternoon.
This time: Aberdeen are 8/13 to triumph with Kilmarnock available at 5/1 and the draw at 3/1.
You might remember: Aberdeen put five goals past Kilmarnock when the two teams met at Pittodrie in December 2016. It was an extremely tough afternoon for the visitors, who do not enjoy taking on the Dons.
Aberdeen's Last Six:
Aberdeen’s last six: Won: 4 Drawn: 1 Lost: 1
Adam Rooney will again lead the line for Aberdeen this weekend. Ryan Christie should also start, although Niall McGinn will be pushing for a spot after impressing off the bench against St. Mirren in the cup last weekend.
Kilmarnock's Last Six:
Kilmarnock’s last six: Won: 4 Drawn: 2 Lost: 0
Kilmarnock will have experienced forward Kris Boyd at the top of their attack. Head coach Steve Clarke has no fresh injury concerns, meaning that he will have plenty of attacking players to choose from this weekend.
Betting Tips & Predictions
Aberdeen will look to continue their fine run of form against Kilmarnock when the two teams meet at Pittodrie this weekend. Incredibly, the Dons have won 14 and drawn two of their last 16 Scottish Premiership matches with Kilmarnock. Indeed, not since December 2012 have Killie triumphed in this particular fixture. That said, the pair played out a 1-1 draw in this stadium back in September.
Aberdeen are 8/13 to triumph as they look to continue their pursuit of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic. Derek McInnes’ team have won six of their 11 league matches at home this season, and will be looking to put another three points on the board this weekend. The Dons are unbeaten in their three home Scottish Premiership matches since suffering back-to-back defeats against Motherwell and Rangers.
Kilmarnock are 5/1 to collect all three points. Even though Killie have struggled in recent meetings with Aberdeen, Steve Clarke’s side have only actually lost one of their 10 away Scottish Premiership matches this season. Not since early September have Kilmarnock lost a league match on their travels.
The draw is 3/1, and it’s worth noting that Kilmarnock have drawn six of their 10 games on the road so far this term. They have shared the points with Ross County and Hibernian in their last two league fixtures away from home, and there’s no question that former Chelsea assistant Clarke has made them tough to beat on their travels. As mentioned, the two teams also played out a 1-1 draw at the Pittodrie Stadium earlier this season, with a repeat of this scoreline priced at 7/1.
Aberdeen to score two or more goals is available at 7/10, which is good value when considering the recent meetings between the two teams. It is 11/10, meanwhile, that the home side fail to score twice or more.
Kilmarnock can be backed as high as 12/1 to come from behind to win this weekend, which was indeed what occurred when they faced Rangers just before Christmas. Declan John had sent the former Scottish champions ahead in the 39th minute before Kris Boyd scored a late double for Killie.
Predicted Score: Aberdeen 2 - 1 Kilmarnock
Look out for:
The match result and both teams to score market has some interesting value. Aberdeen to win under these circumstances is 13/5, while Kilmarnock can be backed at 9/1. The draw is 9/2.
Aberdeen to win 2-1 at 15/2. Kilmarnock have proved difficult to beat on the road this season, and a narrow home success appears a likely outcome this weekend.
It’s a long shot, but:
Kilmarnock to win 2-1 is available at 18/1. Clarke’s side beat St. Johnstone 2-1 on the road last month, and have not actually lost on their travels in the Scottish Premiership since a 2-0 defeat to Motherwell on 9 September.
Written by Matt Law
Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.