Aberdeen vs Hearts Prediction & Match Preview

Aberdeen vs Hearts
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 22nd December 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium (Aberdeen).

The 19th round in the Scottish Premiership has Aberdeen hosting Hearts at the Pittodrie Stadium. The match takes place on Saturday.

Hearts is 5th in the league table and has 30 points from their 18 matches so far. Their record reads nine wins, three draws, and six losses. The team scored 23 goals and conceded 24 in return. Hearts won one of their last five matches. They drew one and lost the remaining three games. Four goals came from the Hearts frontline, while the defense let past 11 goals into the net.

Aberdeen holds the 4th position in the table and has posted 33 points from their 18 fixtures. They won ten games, drew three and lost five matches in their league campaign. Aberdeen has a goal difference of +8 after scoring 27 and conceding 19 goals. The team won four of their last five games, lost one and drew none. Aberdeen managed to score 11 goals and opposition teams scored six against them.

Hearts lost against Livingston, on the road, in their last league match. The final score was 5-0. Hearts lost Djoum in the 72nd minute to a red card, and then the hosts scored five goals in the next 14 minutes. Aberdeen won against Dundee, at home, last weekend. The match ended 5-1. Consgrove and Considine recorded braces for Aberdeen.

Aberdeen vs Hearts Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Aberdeen lost the last h2h match against Hearts.
  • Four of the last six h2h wins belong to Aberdeen.
  • Aberdeen has lost six of their last 35 games.
  • Hearts won one of their last nine fixtures.
  • Aberdeen was unbeaten in 18 of their last 20 home-ties.
  • Hearts was winless in four of their last four away matches.
  • Aberdeen is unbeaten against Hearts at this venue for the last two years.

Aberdeen vs Hearts Prediction

Matches between these teams are usually low goal-scoring affairs. Especially the away sides find it hard to get on the score sheet when these sides take on each other. Four of the last five h2h matches saw the home team keeping a clean sheet. At this venue, Hearts failed to score against Aberdeen in nine of the last 12 occasions. The trend will likely continue in this match, and Aberdeen will completely shut off Hearts defenders.

The match will have no more than two goals if recent stats are any indication. Ten of the last 13 overall h2h games failed to have over 2.5 match goals. The inference becomes even more obvious when it is seen that 20 of the last 21 h2h matches at this venue had under 2.5 goals, and it dates back to 2007.

Aberdeen will keep a clean sheet and the match will have under 2.5 match goals.

Aberdeen vs Hearts Betting Tips

  • Clean Sheet; Aberdeen: YES @ 2.40 (7/5)
  • Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).