Dundee United vs Aberdeen Betting Tip Aberdeen – 17 October 2020

Aberdeen to continue excellent run on the road

Mark Connolly / Dundee United ©imago images / Action Plus 03/10/2020

ScotlandDundee United vs AberdeenScotland
17 October 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Aberdeen
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 16 October

Known as the ‘New Firm’ derby, this will be the first league meeting between Dundee United and Aberdeen since the home team’s relegation five years ago.

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Dundee United Preview – Can United return to league action within just their second home win of the campaign?

Micky Mellon came under pressure for the first time since taking over at Dundee United when his team went down 1-0 at home to Peterhead in the League Cup last week. It was a timid performance in a fixture where they should have had too much. His team bounced back with a win over non-league Kelty Hearts in midweek but even that performance was underwhelming.

The big issues for United has been their lack of firepower and that’s evidenced by the fact they have only scored more than one goal in two of their 10 league games to date. The signing of Mark McNulty on loan is a clear attempt to improve that but he and Lawrence Shankland will need service.


Our betting prediction:
Aberdeen to win to nil

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 16 October)
Despite their issues in front of goal,  Mellon will be pleased overall with his team’s efforts heading towards the end of the first quarter of the season. They sit seventh at the moment but it is a really tightly congested part of the table where four points separate eight teams.
Some pay look at the history of United and think they should be a top six club but in reality it will be a success if they can avoid a sustained battle against relegation.

Aberdeen Preview – Are the Dons going to continue their 100% away record to put pressure on Hibs who sit directly above them?

After a disastrous start to the season which seen games cancelled due to breaches of their bubble and losing their opening game of the campaign, Aberdeen are looking ominous again in the battle for third spot. Derek McInnes’ team are in fourth at the moment but they are only two points behind Hibs and have played two games less. The international break will also have given them time to get a couple of injured players back.

The Dons went into that break on the back of beating St Mirren courtesy of a last-minute winner and will be eager to pick up where they left off.


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There’s only one team who have not dropped points away from home and that happens to be Aberdeen. They’ve won all three games and are yet to concede a goal. That sort of record should be no surprise considering how well organised Aberdeen have been under this coaching staff. They’re now developing a greater attacking threat and that makes them a threat to any other team in the league.

With Celtic at home looming on Aberdeen’s horizon, they will be desperate to get a win here and then at home to Hamilton next time out to go into that match full of confidence.

Dundee United vs Aberdeen Betting Advice

This is traditionally one of the bigger fixtures in the Scottish calendar, particularly in the 80s when these two teams were challenging for honours. It may not have the same prestige now but it’s still a game to look forward to. United have to bounce back from that disappointing defeat at home to Livi whilst the visitors are looking to continue their excellent away record to keep the pressure on the teams above them.

Key Facts – Dundee United vs Aberdeen Betting Tip

  • United remain locked on one home win in the Premiership after losing against Livingston last time out
  • Aberdeen have won all three of their away games in the league so far this season
  • This is the first time the two have faced each other in the league in four years


Aberdeen are very good on the road and it’s difficult to see where United expose them. As such, back the away team to get another three points on the road.

Best Betting Odds for Dundee United vs Aberdeen

Dundee United to win: 29/10 Betfair
Draw: 23/10 at Betfair
Aberdeen: 11/10 at Betfair