Partick Thistle might feel that an FA Cup tie will give them some welcome respite from their dismal league form given that the Jags have lost four on the spin in the Premiership and five in six but Aberdeen can pile more misery on Alan Archibald’s men by dumping them out of the competition at the first attempt.
Admittedly, the Dons come into the clash on the back of consecutive losses themselves but the last one was at Celtic, where Derek McInnes’s boys gave a good account of themselves and having already hammered Partick twice this season they get the nod at 6/5 via bet365.
Those two previous victories over the Jags finished 4-0 and 3-0 and another success ‘to nil’ for Aberdeen isn’t without appeal at 11/4 courtesy of Skybet while a second 3-0 triumph of the campaign at Firhill for the Dons looks way too big at 25/1 (BetVictor).
In attack for McInnes’s charges, Niall McGinn has helped himself to four goals in his last three appearances and Stan James post 5/1 against the Northern Irishman breaking the deadlock in Maryhill, where 31/20 via BetVictor to strike at any time.
Niall McGinn to score first – 5/1 (Stan James)