Hibernian vs Aberdeen: Even contest expected at Easter Road
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Hibernian vs Aberdeen: Even contest expected at Easter Road

Kick-off: 1630, 30/08/2020

Stadium: Easter Road

TV: Sky Sports

Aberdeen’s players appear to have come together through adversity and we’re backing them to battle for a draw at high-flying Hibernian.

The hosts have only dropped two points from five Scottish Premiership matches but recent evidence suggests they may be flattered by an early lofty position.

Punters can get 23/10 for a stalemate at Easter Road and that is our first Hibernian vs Aberdeen prediction.

A Look At Hibernian’s Betting Odds

Hibernian remained joint-top of the table alongside Rangers after Stephen Mallan’s last-gasp penalty earned them a 1-0 success at St Johnstone.

The midfielder came off the bench in the second half to make his first appearance of the season and showed his confidence to blast the spot-kick past Elliott Parish.

“We worked out where we wanted to be after six games and we are on track,” Mallan said.

“The manager is trying to breed a winning mentality throughout the squad and that’s exactly what we are doing.”

That was a third straight clean sheet for Hibs, who had previously edged out Dundee United 1-0 and drew 0-0 at home to Motherwell.

However, St Johnstone had a first-half goal wrongly ruled out and were the better team for much of that match.

Looking at the Hibernian vs Aberdeen odds, we like 23/4 for a 1-1 stalemate here.

Last Hibernian line-up: Marciano, Hanlon, Porteous, McGinn, Doig, Horgan, Newell, Gogic, Allan, Doidge, Boyle.

A Look At Aberdeen’s Betting Odds

Aberdeen have bounced back from an enforced absence in admirable fashion by claiming a hat-trick of victories.

After shading St Johnstone and Livingston in this competition, the Dons demolished NSI Runavik 6-0 in a Europa League qualifier.

Substitute Ryan Hedges was the star of the show with a second-half treble, while Lewis Ferguson, Curtis Main and Jonny Hayes also netted.

“I think what pleased me most was the intensity of the game,” declared Derek McInnes.

“Runavik are 18 games into their season, so we couldn’t let them get comfortable and play their own game.

“This was the kind of game we needed. It reminded the players that they’re good players.”

Having been much maligned for their coronavirus guideline breach, Aberdeen are now back in the good books.

This is a tough test, though, so let’s finish off our Hibernian vs Aberdeen betting tips by taking 15/4 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time.

Last Aberdeen line-up: Lewis, Considine, McKenna, McGeouch, Hayes, Ferguson, McCrorie, Main, Wright, Kennedy, Watkins.

Additional stats

Last result:

St Johnstone 0-1 HIBERNIAN – Stephen Mallan (pen)

ABERDEEN 6-0 NSI Runavik – Lewis Ferguson, Curtis Main, Ryan Hedges (3), Jonny Hayes

Head-to-head: Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian, Hibernian 3-0 Aberdeen, Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian, Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen, Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen

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