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