Aberdeen are seen as odds-on favourites to secure a home victory on the opening day of the new SPL season, despite a poor run of form against their opponents.
Craig Brown’s side welcome St Johnstone to Pittodrie having won just one of the last five clashed between the two clubs.
The Dons have also struggled for form in the build-up to the new campaign, winning two and losing three of their pre-season friendlies.
Indeed, while defeating Brechin and Forfar in the off-season, the Reds went down 2-1, 5-2 and 1-0 to Bochum, Borussia Monchengladbach and Villarreal respectively.
Despite this, the home side is tipped to emerge victorious from this encounter, with bwin installing Aberdeen as odds-on favourites for the tie at 19/20.
The draw is priced at 11/5, while those expecting the Saints to cause an upset can back Derek McInnes’ side at 5/2 for the away win.
There are sure to be a number of key battles during the game, with Brown likely to rely on Josh Magennis, Darren Mackie and Scott Vernon to lead by example.
At the other end of the pitch, former Chelsea and Leeds ace Jody Morris will look to influence proceedings, while new signing Sean Higgins, who hit 18 goals for Dundee United last term, will look to get his Saints career off to a flying start.
With a number of player likely to have a solid impact on the outcome of the match, a number of football punters could be tempted to place a wager on both teams scoring, which bwin currently prices at 17/20.
Punters who feel that one or both of the sides will draw a blank are also offered odds of 17/20.
However, some of the better odds are to be seen in the final score market, where fans could be tempted to look to past results for an indication of an outcome for this meeting.
Last time out, Saints cruised to a 2-0 victory and a repeat performance is priced at 33/2, while a 1-0 away win offers odds of 9/1.
However, with Aberdeen favourites to walk away with all three points, fans could be tempted to place a wager on a 1-0 home win, the only winning scoreline in five attempts against St Johnstone, will find odds of 25/4.
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