Can Aberdeen claim back second place in the Premiership table this week? They head to Ross County on Wednesday night, which seems like a fairly straightforward clash for the Dons. They will be looking to erase memories of their last away game, which saw them lose at Ibrox and slip behind Rangers in the table. By seeing off the league’s bottom placed side, Aberdeen could take a step towards reclaiming their spot behind leaders Celtic.
Ross County also lost out to Rangers, as they were beaten 2-1 at home to the Gers on Sunday. That latest defeat saw a six point gap open up between them and 11th placed Partick, which has left the Staggies in serious danger. It’s not the kind of place they thought Owen Coyle would take them to, especially after he made a bright start when he arrived in Dingwall. However, a run of one win in 15 matches has them staring down the barrel of relegation. Can they give themselves a boost with a win this week?
Beating Aberdeen is going to be a tall order for Ross County, given that the visitors have won all but one of their previous six meetings with the Staggies. That includes two 2-1 victories already this term, so will we see a repeat of that scoreline on Wednesday? Given that the hosts have failed to win their last 11 matches, we expect them to suffer yet another defeat at home, which will only push them closer towards the drop.
It’s not hard to see why the Staggies are struggling, given that no Premiership side has scored fewer or conceded more this term. They’ve failed to turn their season around with their big managerial switch, and now the hosts come in to this one bottom of the form table and short of confidence. County have won just twice at home all season, suffering seven defeats in 12 matches at their own ground, so it makes sense that the Dons come in to this midweek clash as heavy favourites to secure the points.
No side has recorded fewer home points than Ross County this term, and we think that will be the case come the end of the midweek games in Scotland. Aberdeen head here with seven wins under their belt on the road, while they have a fantastic record against Ross County of late. With the hosts struggling for form across the pitch, we’re confident in backing the away win, which still seems like good value when you consider the form of both sides.