Kilmarnock v Aberdeen Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 24 August 2019

Tight game expected at Rugby Park

Scottish Premiership Betting Tips

ScotlandKilmarnock v AberdeenScotland
Saturday 24th August 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 3/5(odds taken 21.00 GMT, Friday 23 August)

 

1 X 2
33/20 21/10 17/10

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 23, 2019 at 21.00)

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Kilmarnock Preview – It’s been a slow start to the season for Killie, can they perform better at home?

It’s all change at Rugby Park this season following the departure of Stevie Clarke at the end of the last campaign. Having led Kilmarnock to one of their best ever seasons and a return to European football for the first time in over a decade, Clarke attracted the attention of the SFA to take over as the Scottish national team boss. It was always bound to be a difficult act to follow Clarke and the man who has that task is Angelo Alessio. Having been assistant manager to Antonio Conte at Juventus, Chelsea and Italy, he came with a big reputation. So far, however, there have been a lot more questions than answers. Killie were embarrassingly knocked out of the Europa League in the first round by Connah;s Quay – a semi-professional team from Wales. That set alarm bells ringing amongst the Killie support early and put Alessio under pressure.

Since that European exit, there has been little to shout about at Rugby Park. They come into this game against Aberdeen have lost both league games so far. They were slightly unfortunate to lose to Rangers at home but were terribly poor next time out away to Hamilton. There was some reprieve for their Italian coach by defeating that same opponent to progress in the League Cup but starting the weekend bottom of the table means they need points fast.

Aberdeen to win

7/4
Betfair

Aberdeen Preview – Can the Dons bounce back after a bad defeat away to St Mirren last time out in the league?

Summer usually brings a fair bit of transition in the Aberdeen squad and that’s been the case again. It’s a constant challenge for Derek McInnes to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible, especially when they begin their European campaign so early. The Dons were knocked out the Europa League in the third round of qualifying which was an immediate disappointment. That tie seemed to affect their domestic form as well when losing to St Mirren in between the first and second legs before really struggling to see off Championship side Dundee in the League Cup last weekend. Fortunately for Aberdeen they have made it to the quarter finals of that competition, surviving a scare.

McInnes will be looking for a much better performance and the result to go along with it on Saturday. Aberdeen’s away form last year was excellent and it had to be considering how poor they were at home. It’s been a role reversal so far this season having won their opening league game at home to Hearts. Tomorrow will be an opportunity for their first points on the road this season and getting back to winning ways.

Key-Facts – Kilmarnock v Aberdeen

  • Kilmarnock have had a disastrous start to this season with a shambolic European exit and losing their first two league games
  • Aberdeen have hit a sticky patch of late having crashed out of Europe and struggling in their last two domestic games
  • Six of the last seven meetings between these two have ended with under 2.5 goals

Kilmarnock v Aberdeen Betting Advice

We’re still very much in the early stages of the league season with just two rounds played so far. It would be wrong for Kilmarnock to begin panicking just yet but there will be concerns. Aberdeen have not been at their best either and again that’s understandable due to the early start to the campaign and a lot of new players being embedded into the squad. The hosts will be hoping that some recent additions of their own can spark some better form and lift them off the foot of the table.

The visitors have a great record at Rugby Park in recent seasons winning an incredible 11 in a row. It’s a dire record that Killie will be hoping comes to an end this weekend. In general, games between these two have been very right and six of the last seven have ended with two or fewer goals scored in them. Under 2.5 rates a good bet as a result.

 


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