Aberdeen FC vs Saint Mirren by Jamesington

Aberdeen v St. Mirren is a match which, if we look at statistics, where teams are in the league, goalscorers, clean sheets etc, would be quite hard to pick a winner from - the only thing you'd be likely to back is a dull game.

However, there is more to this one than first meets the eye.

Aberdeen have had a terrible season - if you told the Dons' fans that they would be supporting a team that were ninth in the league at this stage of the season they'd be calling for a change in manager... and they'd be pleased, because that's exactly what they've been presented with. Mark McGhee out, Craig Brown in.

Since Brown has taken over at Pittodrie, with assistant Archie Knox, the club have not lost a match - winning three out of four and drawing the other. They also beat East Fife 6-0 in the cup this week with striker Chris Maguire netting three.

So, Aberdeen are a team riding high on the crest of a wave. St. Mirren are a side still on the beach testing the water to see if it's cold. They are, in a word, disappointing.

The only reason this Saints team are not bottom of the league is because Hamilton have somehow managed to gain even less points than they have. With Michael Higdon, Craig Dargo and Gareth Wardlaw in the squad they have proven goalscorers available - yet, they just don't seem to score many goals. I watched their match against Peterhead in the Scottish Cup last week and they created at least five or six brilliant goal scoring opportunities yet failed to take any of them - drawing 0-0 against the Second Division strugglers.

Craig Brown has today added Blackburn's Nick Blackman (Motherwell's top goalscorer while on loan there) and Rob Milsom from Fulham to his squad. Blackman will add another massive goal threat.

As much as it pains me to say it (I am a St. Mirren supporter) this game can be nothing but a home win.

Let's go!pin
Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Aberdeen William Hill 1.91 8 2-0 WON (+7.28 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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