Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
The battle for the third spot intensifies at the Rugby Park this weekend when Aberdeen and Kilmarnock take on each other. Kilmarnock have been able to remain in the second spot due to a slightly better goal difference than Aberdeen, whose FA Cup adventure came to an end to leave the club with just the SPL to focus on. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Kilmarnock picked up a comfortable 2-0 win over St Johnstone in the last SPL match. This was the third win in five matches for Kilmarnock, who are unbeaten in six games.
Aberdeen failed to get the better of Celtic in the Scottish FA Cup semifinals and a 3-0 home defeat saw the Dons get knocked out. Aberdeen finished the game with just nine men on the pitch.
Aberdeen and Kilmarnock were involved in a goalless draw in the last meeting between the two clubs back in January. This match at the Pittodrie Stadium saw Kilmarnock reduced to 10 men following the red card to Kris Boyd. Aberdeen came back from behind to pick up a 2-1 victory over Kilmarnock in the last meeting at Rugby Park. Our betting tips and predictions for the game would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Kilmarnock will be aware of the immense away record enjoyed by Aberdeen since December. Aberdeen have lost only once in the recent 11 matches on the road. Kilmarnock are no slouch when it comes to home games, but they are not at their best of late. It is quite remarkable that Aberdeen have been able to win all of the away matches against Kilmarnock in the recent six games. Our preview would pick a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Kilmarnock win odds: 2.60
Aberdeen win odds: 2.75
Correct Score odds
Aberdeen have had a good scoring record against Kilmarnock with just one of the last six away games against this opponent witnessing less than 1.5 goals from the Dons. Kilmarnock, though, have conceded just one goal in the last five matches at Rugby Park. Steve Clarke’s men have had a fortnight to work on this match. Our correct score prediction would pick a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There has been a cautious turnaround of goals when it comes to the away matches involving Aberdeen. It is quite incredible that just one of the last five home games for Kilmarnock and last five away matches for Aberdeen have been with more than 2.5 goals. This trend should not continue in the upcoming match and our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Kris Boyd scored one of the goals against St Johnstone to finally end his goal drought that lasted an incredible nine matches. Boyd is one of the experienced campaigners in the Kilmarnock team and he has been able to get two goals in his last three league meetings against Aberdeen. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Kris Boyd.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Kris Boyd at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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