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St Johnstone vs Aberdeen Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Can Aberdeen overcome off field dramas in Scotland?

  • St Johnstone welcome Aberdeen to McDiarmid Park on Thursday
  • St Johnstone are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 Scottish Premiership matches
  • The Saints got their first win of the season at Kilmarnock
  • Aberdeen are undefeated in their last 7 away matches
  • The Dons play their first match in 19 days
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St Johnstone host Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on Thursday (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 20 Aug 2020
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St Johnstone and Aberdeen take part in a midweek Scottish Premiership match on Thursday. The Dons are recovering after eight players broke lockdown rules, can they overcome their off field issues at McDiarmid Park?

St Johnstone Form

St Johnstone drew 1-1 at Dundee United in their first match of the season. It was a gutsy effort after conceding early and winger Michael O'Halloran getting sent off. 

Callum Davidson’s side were no match for Rangers at Ibrox, going down 3-0 after having 25% possession and 4-15 shots. Saints were 1-0 down at Kilmarnock in their last match but rallied to win 2-1.

St Johnstone were given some assistance when Killie were reduced to 10 men. David Wotherspoon equalised in the 85th minute and Michael O'Halloran scored the winner in added time.

St Johnstone Team News

Goalkeeper Zander Clark and midfielder Murray Davidson are close to returning alongside strikers Chris Kane and Stevie May. 

Aberdeen Form

Aberdeen were in fourth spot when the 2019-20 Scottish Premiership season was halted. Derek McInnes’ side had reached the Scottish Cup semi-finals and won 3-1 against Hibernian.

The Dons got the new season off to a 1-0 home home defeat to Rangers on 1 August. They managed 40% possession and 4-15 shots, left-back Andrew Considine sent off with minutes remaining.

Aberdeen have had three Scottish Premiership matches postponed after eight players broke lockdown rules. Those players have been charged by the Scottish FA with potential punishments ranging from two to eight-game bans.

Aberdeen Team News

Aberdeen centre-back Michael Devlin is out with a hamstring injury and left-back Andrew Considine is suspended. Striker Sam Cosgrove is out until October with a knee injury.

19-year-old striker Ryan Edmondson is out for up to four months after suffering an ankle injury in training.

Aberdeen have "severely reprimanded and fined heavily" Bruce Anderson, Craig Bryson, Sam Cosgrove, Michael Devlin, Jonny Hayes, Matty Kennedy, Dylan McGeouch and Scott McKenna.

Aberdeen have signed Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie on loan before a three-year deal. The 22-year-old can also play in central defence and is in search of regular game time.

St Johnstone vs Aberdeen Head to Head

Aberdeen have a 24-20 advantage against St Johnstone with 20 draws in 64 matches. St Johnstone won 1-0 in Aberdeen in the last encounter with Alistair McCann scoring an early winner.

St Johnstone vs Aberdeen Odds

St Johnstone are available at 2.62 at betfair with Aberdeen listed at 3.00 at William Hill. A draw is priced at 3.20 at Unibet.

St Johnstone vs Aberdeen Match Up

St Johnstone needed help at Kilmarnock but will gladly take their first win of the season. The Saints should improve in the coming weeks as they get injured players back and new manager Callum Davidson gets his ideas implemented.

Sam Cosgrove’s absence is a big loss for the Dons. The off field distractions can’t have helped their preparation and they could be behind other teams in terms of fitness.

Manager Derek McInnes has a tough job managing what could be mass suspensions.

St Johnstone vs Aberdeen Stats

  • St Johnstone are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches (Scottish Premiership).
  • St Johnstone have drawn 4 of their last 7 matches (Scottish Premiership).
  • St Johnstone have drawn 1-1 in 2 of their last 3 matches against Aberdeen (Scottish Premiership).
  • Aberdeen are undefeated in their last 7 away matches (all competitions).
  • Aberdeen are undefeated in 9 of their last 11 away matches (Scottish Premiership).
  • Aberdeen have drawn 4 of their last 5 away matches (Scottish Premiership).

St Johnstone vs Aberdeen FAQ

Where can I watch the St Johnstone vs Aberdeen live stream online?

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Where is St Johnstone vs Aberdeen being played?

St Johnstone vs Aberdeen is being played at McDiarmid Park in Perth, Scotland.

When is St Johnstone vs Aberdeen being played?

St Johnstone vs Aberdeen is being played at 19:30 BST on Thursday 20 August 2020.

What competition are St Johnstone vs Aberdeen playing in?

St Johnstone vs Aberdeen are playing in Scottish Premiership.



Aberdeen’s off field issues are sure to have repercussions on the pitch. St Johnstone can take advantage and get the win.

Best Bet: St Johnstone Win Full Time Result @162 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: St Johnstone Win 1-0 Correct Score @550 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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