Football betting fans will have difficulty picking a winner of tomorrow’s St Mirren v Aberdeen match if bwin’s 3Way results market is anything to go by.
Odds on both sides to win are 3/2, with a draw priced at 11/5.
The two teams finished just five points and two places apart in last season’s SPL, while both recorded 0-0 draws on the opening day of the 2011-12 campaign.
However, a quick delve into news.bwin.com/en/’s comprehensive Stats Centre reveals St Mirren hold the edge in recent meetings between the two sides, suggesting they might be the best bets to win tomorrow’s match.
The Buddies won the last two encounters with their next opponents, beating them 3-2 at home in April and 1-0 away in May earlier this year.
In fact, they came out on top in three out of their four meetings with Aberdeen in the SPL last season, and with a clean sheet kept in their last three league fixtures a punt on a 1-0 win for St Mirren could be a good option at odds of 8/1.
A £25 free bet on St Mirren to beat Aberdeen 1-0, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £225.
That said, this ignores the fact that Aberdeen earned as many points away from home as St Mirren did on their own patch in the SPL last season.
Furthermore, Aberdeen actually have a better head-to-head record against St Mirren if the last ten matches are taken into consideration, with five wins to their name against the Buddies’ four.
With a plausible case to be made for either team, it appears that the safest bet would be on a draw.
And with both sides firing blanks in their opening fixtures of the season, a 0-0 scoreline could be the way to go at odds of 7/1.
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