A tough game for Aberdeen approaches this weekend when they take on Ross County, who make the journey to Pittodrie Stadium this Saturday. Aberdeen head into matchday four in the Scottish Premiership sat in fifth place, level on points with Ross County who sit above them in fourth. Aberdeen have dominated this meeting in the past, with them winning on the last four occasions.
The Scottish Premiership is now three games deep and Aberdeen find themselves sat in fifth place, trailing the likes of Celtic and Rangers by five points. From their last three fixtures, Aberdeen have secured one win, one draw and one defeat, which started with a 2-0 defeat against Rijeka in the Europa League. Following this, Aberdeen secured a 2-1 win over Dundee in the Scottish League Cup, before they then faced Kilmarnock in the league which ended in a 0-0 draw.
Ross County will be keen on keeping their position just above Aberdeen this weekend, but they will need to improve on their recent performances if they are to do so. This season, Ross County have secured one win, one draw and one defeat from their opening three games in the league, but they head into this match having lost two of their last three alongside one draw. The first of the three fixtures ended in a 0-0 draw to Hearts, before County then suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat to Partick Thistle. Last time out, Ross County were left shocked by Livingston, who eased to a 4-1 win.
Aberdeen may not boast the best form currently, but with their opponents seriously struggling in recent fixtures we fancy the hosts to ease to a win.
The last three meetings between these sides have seen the final result end with both teams on the scoresheet.
Aberdeen have won 12 of 20 meetings against Ross County, whilst losing just six times.
On average, 2.6 goals are scored per match during this meeting.
Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen could be strengthened by the return of Ash Taylor this weekend, with the player closing in on returning from his injury. We expect to see Aberdeen line up in a 4-3-3 formation on Saturday with Jon Gallagher, Sam Cosgrove and James Wilson making up the front three. Niall McGinn was reduced to the bench against Kilmarnock and could make a return to the side on Saturday.
Roy MacGregor has been struck with a big injury concern, as striker Lee Erwin may be sidelined for up to six weeks after picking up an ankle injury in a reserve game. This is just one of Ross County’s many injuries which include players Ross Draper, Don Cowie, Lewis Spence, Brian Graham, Michael Gardyne and Nathan Baxter. Ross Stewart scored his side’s only goal last time out against Livingston and is expected to keep his spot up front on Saturday.