Ross County made a disastrous start to the campaign, losing their opening seven Premiership assignments but lately the green shoots of recovery have started to emerge, with the Staggies having lost just once – to champions Celtic – in their last four outings.
Admittedly, they’ve only won one of those but the Dingwall outfit led at both Inverness and St Mirren before settling for just a point and their newfound resilience suggests they can give Aberdeen plenty to think about on Monday.
Nevertheless, the Dons will head to Victoria Park as bet365’s strong, 8/11 favourites while County are as high as 9/2 (Stan James) to double their victory tally for the season and it’s 14/5 at Skybet for the pair to share the spoils.
That would be a third stalemate in four for the improving hosts so it certainly catches the eye at that price and as the pair’s respective recent league matches have generated plenty of goals, a score draw has plenty going for it at 18/5 via BetVictor.
Speculative punters might fancy hazarding a quid or two on Hills’ 16/1 about a 2-2 scoreline in a fixture that’s a safe-looking 3/4 (BetVictor) to generate three or more goals and Winner.com quote the sides at 5/1 to go in on level terms at the end of each half.
Elsewhere, banker hunters could do worse than opt for Ladbrokes’ 4/5 about both teams finding the net, especially as Jim McIntyre’s men have scored in four of their five games in their own backyard.
Ross County v Aberdeen to be a score draw – 18/5 (BetVictor)