Aberdeen vs Dumbarton Betting Tip Aberdeen to win to nil – 13 July 2022

Aberdeen to win to nil

Joe Lewis / Aberdeen ©IMAGO / Action Plus 07.05.2022

ScotlandAberdeen vs DumbartonScotland
13 July 1945hrs
Football – Scotland – League Cup
Pick Aberdeen to won to nil 
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 6/10 odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 12 July

The Scottish League Cup got underway at the weekend and it was contrasting fortunes for Aberdeen who began with a win whilst opponents Dumbarton suffered a disappointing home defeat.


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Aberdeen – Will Dons avoid any upset and make it two wins from two?

Last season was a huge disappointment for Aberdeen. The appointment of Stephen Glass in 2021 proved to be an unmitigated disaster and despite opting to replace Glass with Jim Goodwin at the beginning of this year, performances and results got worse rather than better. The Dons eventually missed out on the top six which would have been the minimum they would expect at the start of the season, so it was no surprise to see such a big turnover in players.

Goodwin has transformed the squad with the introduction of six new players already, four of whom made their debut in the weekend win over Peterhead. There have been some notable departures as well, though, with Lewis Ferguson and Calvin Ramsey leaving the club and bringing in significant sums of money which will no doubt allow the manager to strengthen further.


Our betting prediction
Aberdeen 5-0 Correct Score
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 12 July)
Christian Ramirez was one of the bright spots for Aberdeen last season. The American striker scored 15 in total in his first campaign in Scotland, and he bagged a brace on Sunday to get this season off an running. Montenegrin forward Bojan Mivoski has been brought in at considerable expense to challenge Ramirez and that competition for places certainly appeared to be working.
Aberdeen are not used to playing in the group stage of this competition as they are usually competing in European football at this point of the season. It is actually the first time they are featuring before the knockout rounds since the League Cup was reformatted back in 2016.

Dumbarton Preview – Can Dumbarton stun their hosts and get their first points of the campaign?

Relegation via the playoffs means Dumbarton are playing in League Two for the first time since 2009. It seems inevitable for a while, however, with one disappointing season following another – eventually culminating in them dropping to the lowest level of the SPFL.

The club have kept with Stevie Farrell who only took over as manager back in May 2021. The former Stranraer boss can look forward to a couple of visits to Links Park – the stadium in which he managed for four years before moving to the Sons.

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A 2-1 defeat at home to fellow League Two club Stirling Albion was hardly the start to the competition or season as a whole that Dumbarton would have wanted. And the score line probably hides the fact they were much inferior, only managing a consolation in the last five minutes.

Incredibly, that was Dumbarton’s 12th straight defeat in the League Cup. The last time they won a game was back in 2019 and that is their only success in the last 15. It hardly inspires confidence they can take anything from this match as they stare down the barrel of another bottom place finish.

Aberdeen vs Dumbarton Betting Advice

This looks like a mismatch on paper and it is hard to see anything other than an Aberdeen win. Goodwin knows he needs to get off to a fast start in this season following the disappointment of last, so facing a lacklustre Dumbarton team just days after dismantling League One side Peterhead is about as soft a beginning as he could have hoped for.

The Dons will face Stirling Albion before completing the group stage with the visit of Raith Rovers. Anything less than a top place finish would be seen as a very underwhelming effort.

Key Facts –  Aberdeen vs Dumbarton Betting Tip

  • Aberdeen defeated Peterhead 2-0 on Sunday to get their League Cup campaign off to a winning start
  • Dumbarton lost 2-1 at home to Stirling Albion and are now really up against it in the group
  • The teams played each other as recently as 2021, with the Dons winning 1-0 in the Scottish Cup


Aberdeen defeated Dumbarton 1-0 in the Scottish Cup a little over a year ago, and another win to nil looks very likely here.


Best Betting Odds for Aberdeen vs Dumbarton

Aberdeen: 1/12 Betfred
Draw: 17/2 at Betfred
Dumbarton: 20/1 at Betfred