Kilmarnock FC vs Aberdeen FC
Kilmarnock host Aberdeen at Rugby Park.
Surprisingly or not Kilmarnock made a great start of the season and are very close to the top 3 places which give participation in the European tournaments. Now they are sitting in the 4th place, while Aberdeen are 8th in the ranking, but the difference is still small- 6 points and Aberdeen have also one match in hand.
In all these games of Kilmarnock one made me huge impression and it was the one against Celtic won by 2:1 at home. It happened very hard and even lucky in the extra time, but the win is the most important thing. They also got some interesting results like 1:1 away against Rangers in the last round. Rangers were the better side, they should have the lead at half-time and take the three points, but Kilmarnock succeeded to keep the draw till the end of the game. Infact Kilmarnock had a lot of problems in their last two games against Hamilton at home and Rangers as visitors taking two draws 1:1, so I really don't trust a lot in this club and their position in the table is little bit misleading.
Aberdeen didn't make the perfect start of the season, they have only one away win against Dundee in the start, but their schedule was very tough(as visitors). Five away matches and three of them were against Hearts, Celtic and Hibs. In all of them they played not so bad, lost with 2:1 by Hearts and 1:0 by Celtic, while against Hibs missed the three points in the end. In the other two away games against St Johnstone and Dundee they took four points. To sum up, in all of their away matches they were not outplayed for sure and even had chances to take more points, so Aberdeen are not a team to be underestimated when playing away from home.
Kilmarnock will miss for this game the suspended Greg Stewart, while the visitors will be without Mark Reynolds, Greg Tansey and Tommie Hoban.
Both teams had one match during the season in Aberdeen and it finished 0:2 for Kilmarnock. That's one of the rare wins for Kilmarnock against Aberdeen and it happened mostly because the hosts received a red card in the 4th minute and this helped a lot Kilmarnock to controll the match till the end.
Looking the teams H2H Aberdeen totally dominate over Kilmarnock in the recent seasons and that's the reason bookies to make Aberdeen favorite in this game, although they are visitors and behind Kilmarnock in the table. In the last 9 matches between Kilmarnock and Aberdeen at Rugby Park, Aberdeen have 8 wins and a draw in the cup. Really inspiring dominance to neglect the visitors here.
BTTS is a very possible outcome, but I am thinking about away win and maybe 1:2 as a possible result.
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Kilmarnock FC vs Aberdeen FC prediction
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