Aberdeen vs Hearts
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Friday, 27 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium (Aberdeen).
Aberdeen started the post-season with an easier-than-expected 0-2 victory over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Kenny McLean and Shaleum Logan scored goals to help the Dons terminate the negative run of two straight wins without scoring a single goal before the start of the Championship Round.
One of these losses came just to Hearts who saw off Aberdeen 2-0 at Tynecastle Stadium when the two sides met in the last round of the regular season. Derek McInnes’ men, however, managed to rebound from these losses and they will be clear favourites to dispatch the Jambos here and go three points off Rangers in the battle for the second-place finish.
Hearts just fell to the Gers at the start of their journey in the Championship Round. The visitors sit far behind the rest of the competitors inside the top six and they don’t have much but pride to play for in the remaining games of the season.
Aberdeen vs Hearts: Head-to-head
Hearts lead the head to head tie by 14 wins ahead of 87th encounter with Aberdeen.
Teams have 14 wins apiece in matches at Pittodrie Stadium.
Only one of last eight head to head games saw goals at both ends.
Aberdeen vs Hearts: Prediction
The Jambos were anything but impressive in their most recent set of travels. They lost five and drew two of last seven games on the road in all competitions. The main problem for Craig Levein is the lack of his team’s meticulousness at the back since Hearts conceded at least two goals in for of last five away games. You can back Aberdeen to net two or more at 1.83.
The Dons generally don’t have too many troubles clinching home wins, unless the opposition involves Celtic. They won four of last five league games at Pittodrie, the line defeat come just to the reigning champions. The value is decent in backing them to maintain such a fine home form against dreadful travellers at the odds of 1.61.
Aberdeen vs Hearts: Bet Tips
Aberdeen Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83
Aberdeen to win @ 1.61