Aberdeen vs Hibernian Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Aberdeen vs Hibernian Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Aberdeen strengthened their grip on top three places following a comprehensive 3-0 win over St Johnstone at the McDiarmid Park. Adam Rooney once again hurt St Johnstone after opening the scoring in the 20th minute. Goals from Kari Arnason and Ryan Christie provided Aberdeen with a comprehensive win. Hibernian were at the wrong end of a 2-1 result against Rangers during the weekend. Lewis Stevenson came up with the opening goal after just nine minutes, but Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos scored in a three-minute spell just before half-time to provide a win for the away team. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The contrast of form between these two teams makes it doubly difficult for Hibernian to try and recover from the poor form. Despite being at home and with a good run of form – three wins in the last four, Aberdeen are at an attractive price coming into the game. This is due to Hibernian’s away record, as Neil Lennon’s team are yet to lose on the road. Due to recent form, I would go with a win for Aberdeen.

Aberdeen have found their scoring touch in recent weeks but even then their last six games have returned just eight goals. Hibernian have been unable to score in the last two visits to the Pittodrie Stadium but they were back in 2013 and 2014. This time around, Hibernian have scored nine goals in six away matches. I would go with over 2.5 goals in the game.

Aberdeen win – 27/20

Total goals over 2.5 – 21/20

Aberdeen scored over 2.5 goals in 5 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)

Hibernian Form Guide

Hibernian Team Logo

Hibernian

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D H

30-12-2017

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

09-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-01-2018

FA Cup

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-01-2018

Premiership

Dundee FC Team Logo Dundee FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-01-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

31-01-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-02-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-02-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

24-02-2018

Premiership

Kilmarnock Team Logo Kilmarnock

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Aberdeen Preview

Aberdeen are once again starting to find their best form and this comes at a crucial time when the club have a run of several games in the festive period. If Aberdeen find themselves at the wrong end of the form table going into this run, it would have resulted in teams like Hibernian being able to capitalise. As it stands, Aberdeen will even think about making a tilt for the title with Celtic not at their usual strength this season. The goals from Stevie May and Adam Rooney have been decisive for Aberdeen with both players getting four goals for the campaign.

Aberdeen Team News

Derek McInnes has a fully fit squad available for the game.

Hibernian Preview

Hibernian need to go on a run of victories in order to revive their push for the top three places, as just one win in the last five matches is threatening to put the club out of contention for the European qualification places. Hibernian were extremely strong on the road but it was also at the detriment of home form. At a time when Hibernian would have been making the most out of games at the Easter Road stadium, it is surprising to see the team manage only three wins in nine matches. In the nine away matches, Hibernian have picked up five victories. In fact, they are yet to lose on the road this season. Simon Murray is at six goals in 16 games and he leads the scoring charts at Hibernian.

Hibernian Team News

Hibernian are without Liam Fontaine (ankle), David Gray (knee), and Ross Laidlaw (knee) due to injury.

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

Hibernian Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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 Hibernian Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Joe Lewis 198 85
5 CD Anthony O'Connor 188 80
2 LB Shaleum Logan 185 79
4 RB Andrew Considine 183 75
19 CD Scott McKenna 188 73
7 CDM Kenny McLean 183 70
3 CDM Graeme Shinnie 173 63
22 CM Ryan Christie 178 70
83 CM Stevie May 178 69
11 CM Gary Mackay-Steven 175 68
9 CF Adam Rooney 178 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ofir Marciano 193 87
25 CD Efe Ambrose 190 70
4 CD Paul Hanlon 180 74
24 CD Darren McGregor 183 87
20 CM Brandon Barker 180 -
16 RM Lewis Stevenson 170 67
6 CM Marvin Bartley 180 79
10 CM Dylan McGeouch 178 65
7 AM John McGinn 175 68
17 LM Martin Boyle 178 53
15 CF Simon Murray 175 70