Dundee v Aberdeen: Expect Dons to edge close contest

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The latest round of Ladbrokes Premiership action kicks off tonight with Dundee versus Aberdeen. On current form you’ve got to fancy Derek McInnes’ men to collect three points – but we don’t think it will be so easy.

The Dons are 11/20 favourites to pick up a third successive win – and move 11 points clear of Rangers in the process.

But though our traders make Dundee unlikely victors at 5/1, there’s reason to believe they’ll give the Dons a good game.

Paul Hartley’s men may have lost their last three, but runaway leaders Celtic were made to work hard for a 2-1 win last time out at Dens Park.

Plus, Hartley landed February’s Ladbrokes Premiership Manager of the Month award, in a spell which saw Dundee defeat Rangers on home soil and hammer Motherwell 5-1.

So we expect a close contest this evening, albeit one which should end with an Aberdeen victory.

The Dons haven’t lost any of their last seven Premiership visits to Dundee and have developed a taste in recent weeks for grinding out wins.

McInnes has seen his side claim three of their last four league victories by a single-goal margin.

A 1-0 success for the visitors can be backed at 5/1, but with the Dark Blues netting in seven of their last nine home games, a 2-1 Aberdeen victory looks tempting at 15/2.

But if you can’t call the correct score, simply backing an away win by a one-goal margin looks good at 12/5.

Adam Rooney leads the First Goalscorer market at 3/1, and the Irish forward has enjoyed plenty of success at Dens Park, netting in three of his last four visits to Dens Park.

Plus, you can back the 28-year-old to score in an Aberdeen win at 9/5.

A win here would put Dundee right in the mix for a top-six finish ahead of the slip, but everything suggests that Aberdeen will have just a little too much for them tonight.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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