Aberdeen vs Hearts Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Aberdeen vs Hearts Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Aberdeen preserved their advantage with Rangers after getting a close 1-0 victory over Partick Thistle at the Pittodrie Stadium. As both teams struggled to break the deadlock, Adam Rooney came up with the decisive effort by taking advantage of a scramble from a corner. Hearts were able to secure a goalless draw from the latest Edinburgh derby against Hibernian. Oliver Shaw scored a legitimate goal, which was ruled out by the officials in a controversial decision. At the other end, Hibernian were lucky to survive a good penalty shout from Hearts. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is a fixture noted for tight games in the past and it is unlikely to change for this 2017-18 game. Hearts come into the game with no wins against Aberdeen in the last five meetings, but Aberdeen have not dominated this fixture either. Derek McInnes has seen his team manage only three wins in the last six games against Hearts. I would go with a draw in this game. Hearts and Aberdeen have scored less than teams in and around them in the table. Out of the last six meetings at the Pittodrie Stadium, the November 2013 meeting alone has produced more than 2.5 goals. Hearts have been defensively excellent over the last few weeks, and I would choose under 2.5 goals in the game.

Draw – 11/4

Total goals under 2.5 – 8/11

Aberdeen scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Aberdeen have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Hearts

Hearts saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Aberdeen Form Guide

Aberdeen Team Logo

Aberdeen

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
L A

23-12-2017

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

27-12-2017

Premiership

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

30-12-2017

Premiership

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-01-2018

FA Cup

St. Mirren Team Logo St. Mirren

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

24-01-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

27-01-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

31-01-2018

Premiership

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

03-02-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-02-2018

FA Cup

Dundee United Team Logo Dundee United

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

17-02-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Hearts Form Guide

Hearts Team Logo

Hearts

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
D A

30-12-2017

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

13-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Nuernberg Team Logo Nuernberg

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 4)

W H

21-01-2018

FA Cup

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-01-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-01-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-01-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

03-02-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-02-2018

FA Cup

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-02-2018

Premiership

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Aberdeen Preview

Aberdeen have been able to hold off the threat from Rangers for the second spot, and the team will want to enter into 2018 in a similar fashion. Aberdeen have a slender three-point advantage over Graeme Murty’s team and this may be a fight that goes till the end of the campaign. Aberdeen continue to be affected by poor home form, as the team has only managed nine points in the last six matches at the Pittodrie Stadium. In comparison, Celtic have picked up 16 points from the same period. Even Hearts have managed 12 points from the last six home games.

Aberdeen Team News

Greg Tansey (groin) is the only injury concern for Aberdeen.

Hearts Preview

Hearts continued their resurgence with a fairly positive result against Hibernian in the Edinburgh derby. The key statistic to come out of the game is the club’s defensive solidarity, as Craig Levein has seen his team keep five consecutive clean sheets. Hamilton are the only team to score against Hearts in the last seven matches. If Hearts continue at the same pace, the team may very well dispossess Celtic from the top of the defensive charts this season. Hearts have conceded only 19 league goals with Celtic slightly better with 15 goals conceded. Hearts could very well be challenging for the European places if not for an attack that has scored just 21 goals in as many games.

Hearts Team News

Hearts are without Malaury Martin (tendon), Ashley Smith-Brown (groin), Lewis Moore (calf), Rory Currie (ligament), and Arnaud Djoum (Achilles tendon) due to injuries.

Aberdeen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hearts Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Aberdeen vs Hearts Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Joe Lewis 198 85
2 LB Shaleum Logan 185 79
19 CD Scott McKenna 188 73
4 RB Andrew Considine 183 75
14 CD Kari Arnason 190 87
11 RM Gary Mackay-Steven 175 68
3 CM Graeme Shinnie 173 63
5 CM Anthony O'Connor 188 80
22 AM Ryan Christie 178 70
7 LM Kenny McLean 183 70
9 CF Adam Rooney 178 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jon McLaughlin 188 83
2 RB Michael Smith 180 71
6 CD Christophe Berra 186 81
4 CD John Souttar 186 94
30 LB Jamie Brandon - -
77 RM Esmael Goncalves 184 73
47 CM Harry Cochrane - -
46 CM Anthony McDonald - -
15 LM Don Cowie 180 74
5 CDM Aaron Hughes 183 78
11 CF Manuel David Milinkovic 178 -