Motherwell v Aberdeen Betting Tip Motherwell – 19 October 2019

'Well to continue good form

ScotlandMotherwell v AberdeenScotland
Saturday 19th October 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Motherwell
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 6/4 odds taken 1800 GMT, Thursday 17 October)

1 X 2
7/5 9/4 37/20

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 17, 2019 at 18.00)

It’s third versus fourth in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday as Motherwell host Aberdeen. Regardless of what happens in this game ‘Well will remain in third spot which is an indication of both teams’ start to the season.

Scottish Premiership Betting at Betfred

Motherwell Preview – Will Motherwell continue excellent run of form and stretch their lead in third spot?

Stephen Robinson’s Motherwell went into the international break in very strong form having won five of their last six games. It’s a run that seen them go third in the league and they will be quickly revising their expectations for this season. As both Edinburgh clubs and Aberdeen – many people’s tips for third – have stuttered throughout this first part of the campaign leaving the door open for an improving team. On the evidence so far there is no team who have shown as much improvement from last season to this than the Fir Park club. The only real surprise of late was losing at home to Ross County having taken the lead.

As always under Robinson, Motherwell’s success is a lot to do with the contribution of their younger players. Alan Campbell has been a standout in midfield for them and the performances of James Scott in attack are also catching the eye. Scott scored his first goal of the season in the win win at home to St Mirren last time out but he’s been a handful for opposition defences all season and is set to lead the line once again on Saturday.

Motherwell to win to nil

Aberdeen Preview – Did the international break come at the right time for Dons and can they get what would be an important win?

Although in fourth spot, it’s been a pretty disappointing season so far for Derek McInnes and his Aberdeen team. Having went out the Europa League qualification rounds with a whimper, the Dons have never really got going and have also been eliminated from the League Cup – a competition they tend to target. They head into this game having won just two of their last seven league matches – losing the same number of games. One of those defeats was a 5-0 thumping away to Rangers which has really increased the pressure on the current manager. Fortunately for McInnes, his team were able to rescue a point late on in their last game otherwise the situation would have been even worse.

There’s no doubt that Aberdeen have been plagued with injuries so far in this campaign. A number of key players are still missing despite the international break, although McInnes is hopeful that he will be able to call upon a couple of key personnel in midfield. Whoever is selected to start this game will be tasked with putting in a much better performance than what has been seen of late. Even in the games Aberdeen have gotten results their displays have been insipid and the fans are demanding more.

Key-Facts – Motherwell v Aberdeen

  • Motherwell sit third in the Scottish Premiership having won five of their last six league games and approach this match with great confidence
  • Aberdeen have struggled for form for the most part of this season and have managed just two wins in their last seven league games.
  • ‘Well have won three of their last four home games against Aberdeen – all by a 3-0 score line

Motherwell v Aberdeen Betting Advice

Celtic and Rangers will be battling it out for the title come the end of the season but Motherwell and Aberdeen’s concern is who finishes best of the rest. It’s ‘Well who hold the upper hand at the moment with a four point lead meaning that they could even afford to lose this one and stay third. Of course, that scenario is not going to be anywhere near the thinking of Robinson and his players. This could be a telling game for the hosts as they come up against a team who have long been seen as the third force in Scotland.
Dons fans will be hoping the international break can be the catalyst for a turnaround in their form. There’s little to suggest from their form that they can get the better of Motherwell here, however. The home team’s biggest test will be how they handle the pressure and expectation. I am hoping they can because in terms of quality they should be too good for a struggling Aberdeen.