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Aberdeen vs Hearts - Goals to come at a premium in Scottish Premiership
Evenly matched teams tipped to cancel each other out at Pittodrie
Aberdeen vs Hearts clash tipped to produce few goals (Getty Images)
Aberdeen vs Hearts Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
A tight contest is expected when Aberdeen host Hearts in a Scottish Premiership clash at Pittodrie Stadium. Both teams have had problems in attack in recent matches and are tipped to produce under 2.5 goals at odds of 1.67. They also appear evenly matched heading into the clash and are predicted to battle to a draw at 3.40.
Aberdeen FC Form & Team News
Aberdeen are coming off a 3-0 defeat at home to champions Celtic in their last Scottish Premiership outing. They were wasteful in front of goal with striker James Wilson failing to convert a number of goalscoring opportunities.
The Dons have struggled in attack throughout the season and head into Friday's clash with just one goal scored in their last four matches. Wilson often features up front for the hosts but the forward has scored just three goals this season.
Despite their recent poor form, Aberdeen are still in contention for a UEFA Europa League place as they sit fourth on the table level on 61 points with Kilmarnock in third. Derek McInnes' men are priced at 1.73 to win on Friday.
Heart of Midlothian FC Form & Team News
Hearts were also beaten in their previous Scottish Premiership fixture as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home against Kilmarnock. They were second best for much of the contest and could only muster two shots on target.
Craig Levein's men have also struggled lately with just one goal in their last three away matches. Their attacking problems are likely to be compounded by the absence of striker Uche Ikpeazu, who was forced off with a hamstring injury in the defeat to Kilmarnock.
Sean Clare is expected to replace Ikpeazu in attack alongside Steven MacLean but both men have combined for just three goals in their last 10 matches. They are backed at odds of 5.25 to secure what seems an unlikely victory at Pittodrie Stadium.
Aberdeen vs Hearts Head to Head
Hearts have 41 wins and 22 draws while Aberdeen have claimed 27 victories from 90 previous matches. Five of the last seven meetings between both teams have seen under 2.5 goals.
Aberdeen vs Hearts Match Up
Sam Cosgrove is the top scorer for Aberdeen with 16 goals but the striker has failed to score in his last four matches. Wilson is also on a 10-match goal drought and both men are expected to struggle on Friday.
Hearts have similar attacking problems with MacLean scoring just one goal in his last 10 matches. Clare has also found things difficult lately, scoring just twice in his last 10 appearances for the visitors.
Aberdeen vs Hearts Key Statistics
- Aberdeen and Hearts have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 meetings (all competitions.
- Aberdeen are unbeaten in 5 of their last 8 matches (Scottish Premiership).
- Hearts are unbeaten in 5 of their last 7 matches against Aberdeen (all competitions).
Aberdeen and Hearts have struggled in attack in recent weeks with both teams finding goals hard to come by. I am predicting an outcome of under 2.5 goals at odds of 1.67 while a draw is also tipped at 3.40.
Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.67 at bet365 – 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw @ 3.40 at bet365 – 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw @ 6.50 at bet365 – 1 Unit