Lineups

St. Johnstone

( 4-4-2 )

  • 12. E. Parish

  • 5. J. Kerr

  • 6. L. Gordon

    85'
  • 3. S. Tanser

  • 15. D. McNamara

    85'
  • 4. J. Mccart

  • 10. D. Wotherspoon

    76'
  • 26. L. Craig Yellow Card

  • 18. A. McCann

  • 11. M. O'Halloran

  • 22. C. Hendry

    69'

Substitutes

  • 0. R. Sinclair

  • 19. S. Rooney

    85'
  • 2. W. Duffy

  • 7. C. Conway

    69'
  • 0. Cameron Ballantyne II

  • 16. I. Olaofe

    76'
  • 11. J. Robertson

    85'

Scotland - Premiership 1st Phase

53' L. Ferguson 53' Yellow Card 53'  L. Ferguson 88' R. Hedges 88' Yellow Card 88'  R. Hedges 88' L. Craig 88' Yellow Card 88'  L. Craig 89' R. McCrorie 89' Yellow Card 89'  R. McCrorie 82' R. Hedges 82' Goal 82'   Hedges R. Hedges
St. Johnstone

St. Johnstone

0 - 1

Aberdeen

Aberdeen

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • 82'
    0 - 1
  • Date: 20/08/2020
  • Time: 19:30
  • Venue: McDiarmid Park
  • Referee: William Collum
St. Johnstone vs Aberdeen Betting Tips

Date published: 8/6/2020 9:04:23 PM

St. Johnstone vs Aberdeen Betting Tips

St. Johnstone welcome Aberdeen to McDiarmid Park for their first home game of the new Scottish Premiership season.

Last weekend St. Johnstone picked up an impressive point against Dundee United away at Tannadice Park. Tommy Wright’s men were losing 1-0 and were down to ten men at the half way mark. Nevertheless, a goal from Liam Craig in the second half helped the side to a hard-earned draw.

Aberdeen, on the other hand, are yet to get on the board having lost their opener 1-0 to Rangers. In spite of a spirited performance, Derek McInnes and his side lost out to a Ryan Kent goal before finishing the game with ten men.

With both teams being on the receiving end of a red card, it may be worth taking a look at the cards market. A player to be sent off in this upcoming clash is well priced at 4/1.

Looking at the outright betting market, St. Johnstone are currently priced at 2/1 while the away side are available at 11/8.  

Perhaps one of the reason’s why the away side is favoured may come down to the fact that this fixture more often than not tends to favour the visiting side.

Three of the last five head to head meetings have all been won by the visiting side. If you look further back at the results, you’ll find that six of the last 11 head to head games also went in favour of the away team.

This weekend it’s Aberdeen who are the visitors and our recommendation is to back them to win at 11/8.

Best Bet

Aberdeen to win – 11/8 bet365*

*prices correct at time of writing and are subject to change

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Match Information

  • Premiership 1st Phase
  • Round 2
  • McDiarmid Park
  • William Collum
  • 20 Aug, 19:30

Betting Tips

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Lineups

St. Johnstone
(4-4-2)
Aberdeen
(3-5-2)
  • 12. E. Parish

  • 5. J. Kerr

  • 6. L. Gordon

    85'
  • 3. S. Tanser

  • 15. D. McNamara

    85'
  • 4. J. Mccart

  • 10. D. Wotherspoon

    76'
  • 26. L. Craig Yellow Card

  • 18. A. McCann

  • 11. M. O'Halloran

  • 22. C. Hendry

    69'

Substitutes

  • 0. R. Sinclair

  • 19. S. Rooney

    85'
  • 2. W. Duffy

  • 7. C. Conway

    69'
  • 0. Cameron Ballantyne II

  • 16. I. Olaofe

    76'
  • 11. J. Robertson

    85'
  • 1. J. Lewis

  • 14. A. Taylor

  • 22. R. Hernández

    46'
  • 3. T. Hoban

  • 17. J. Hayes

  • 10. N. McGinn

    79'
  • 40. R. McCrorie Yellow Card

  • 8. F. Ojo

    69'
  • 23. D. Campbell

    46'
  • 19. L. Ferguson Yellow Card

  • 25. S. Wright

    83'

Substitutes

  • 20. T. Černý

  • 16. Ruth Michael

  • 2. S. Logan

    83'
  • 3. J. MacKenzie

  • 11. R. Hedges Goal Yellow Card

    79'
  • 9. C. Bryson

    69'
  • 15. D. McGeouch

  • 33. M. Kennedy

    46'
  • 18. C. McLennan

    46'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Aberdeen vs St. Johnstone

There is a 32.4% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw St.
Johnstone, at 45.7%, are heavy favorites to beat Aberdeen who have a 21.8% chance.
In simulation wins, Aberdeen upsets St.
Johnstone by averaging 5.3 shots and 2.3 shots on goal.
They average 1.7 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.3 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is St.
Johnstone 1.1 to Aberdeen 0.7.

St. Johnstone v Aberdeen

    St. Johnstone 0 - 1 Aberdeen - Match Report

    Date published: 8/21/2020 2:25:30 PM

    St. Johnstone 0 - 1 Aberdeen - Match Report

    Ryan Hedges nets late winner as Aberdeen return to action after positive tests

    Substitute Ryan Hedges grabbed the only goal as Aberdeen returned from their coronavirus shutdown with a late victory over St Johnstone.

    The Dons were unsurprisingly lacking a cutting edge amid an injury crisis up front and after eight players were forced to self-isolate for 14 days following two positive Covid-19 tests.

    But Hedges showed some much-needed enterprise three minutes after coming off the bench to cut in from the right and fire a low shot which deflected off a defender and wrong-footed goalkeeper Elliot Parish in the 82nd minute.

    The win was far from pretty but a huge boost for Derek McInnes and his embattled side after opening their campaign with a home defeat by Rangers and an ill-judged trip to the pub from a group of players.

    Of the eight players whose night out sparked fury from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the postponement of three games, only Jonny Hayes started at McDiarmid Park in a match originally called off immediately after the positive tests.

    Matty Kennedy and Craig Bryson came on while Dylan McGeouch remained on the bench. Sam Cosgrove and Michael Devlin are injured, while Scott McKenna and Bruce Anderson remain unavailable.

    As well as Cosgrove and Anderson, Derek McInnes was also without strikers Ryan Edmondson and Curtis Main through injury and started with midfielder Lewis Ferguson as his furthest man forward, with Niall McGinn and Scott Wright supporting from wide.

    Aberdeen started with their new signing from Rangers, Ross McCrorie, and Tommie Hoban, making his first appearance for 18 months following injury, and they looked solid in defence in the second period.

    There was little in the way of goalmouth action.

    In each half, McGinn had efforts comfortably saved and Callum Hendry failed to capitalise on promising openings after Aberdeen lost possession inside their half.

    Saints right-back Danny McNamara forced the best save of the first half when Joe Lewis tipped over his long-range strike.

    Aberdeen’s best first-half move came when Wright turned his man and fed Hayes, whose cross was volleyed over by Funso Ojo.

    The more attack-minded Connor McLennan came on up front at half-time as Ferguson dropped back.

    But, if anything, the second half was even tighter than the opening period as Scottish football again struggled to showcase itself during the English close season.

    For a third live televised game running, viewers looked set to be deprived of a goal.

    However, Hedges seized the initiative and Aberdeen claimed the three points after Saints substitute Craig Conway fired a decent strike wide from 25 yards.

    Lineups

    Aberdeen

    ( 3-5-2 )

    • 1. J. Lewis

    • 14. A. Taylor

    • 22. R. Hernández

      46'
    • 3. T. Hoban

    • 17. J. Hayes

    • 10. N. McGinn

      79'
    • 40. R. McCrorie Yellow Card

    • 8. F. Ojo

      69'
    • 23. D. Campbell

      46'
    • 19. L. Ferguson Yellow Card

    • 25. S. Wright

      83'

    Substitutes

    • 20. T. Černý

    • 16. Ruth Michael

    • 2. S. Logan

      83'
    • 3. J. MacKenzie

    • 11. R. Hedges Goal Yellow Card

      79'
    • 9. C. Bryson

      69'
    • 15. D. McGeouch

    • 33. M. Kennedy

      46'
    • 18. C. McLennan

      46'