Aberdeen finished a comfortable ten points clear in second place in the Premiership last term and as they racked up an impressive 23 victories in their 38 matches, it’s no surprise that the Dons head into this season as firm favourites at 4/6 via Winner.com in the title betting without Celtic.
Derek McInnes’s boys are also well fancied, this time at even money (Stan James) to get off to winning start but they’ve been handed a tricky opener, at Dundee United, so they might not get everything their own way.
Tough to beat at Tannadice, only the top two managed to accrue more points on their own patch last year than the Terrors, who registered a dozen home wins in 19 attempts. They also defeated the Dons when the pair last met at the same venue back in May and with the visitors potentially fatigued after a gruelling trip to Kazakhstan in the Europa League on Thursday, United look overpriced at 29/10 with BetVictor to collect a maximum haul.
Jackie McNamara’s troops are certainly worth considering at 17/20 when starting a goal to the good in bet365’s handicaps and as a bolder alternative, Paddy Power price the hosts at a generous 13/8 in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market.
Both teams are capable of finding the net, an outcome Skybet chalk up at 5/6 and although the Terrors look like the team to bet it’s an Aberdeen striker that offers the best value in the goalscorer markets. Adam Rooney was the division’s top scorer with 18 over the last campaign and bet365 rate the Irishman at 6/4 to notch at any stage today.
Dundee Utd to beat Aberdeen – 29/10 (BetVictor)