Aberdeen v Motherwell Betting Tips: McInnes’ men to have too much at Pittodrie

Feb 14 2017

Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership match sees European football hopefuls Aberdeen take on mid-table Motherwell at Pittodrie.

Aberdeen are currently second in the Premiership thanks to an excellent recent run of five wins in their last six matches. They are still way behind runaway leaders Celtic but certainly look like they can challenge Rangers for second spot.

Defence has been The Dons’ main strength this season and they currently have the second-best defensive record in the league with just 20 goals conceded in 23 matches. Additionally, they have kept three clean sheets in their last four league matches.

Having said that, the attack has not been bad either and Derek McInnes’ side have the third-best goals record in the league – 40.

Although they are quite a lowly fourth in the Home Form table, Aberdeen have only lost one of their last 11 matches at Pittodrie and even that was against likely champions Celtic.

Motherwell have been on a poor run recently with three losses in their last four matches in all competitions. The side from North Lanarkshire are currently six points off the bottom but with so many points yet to play for, they could well find themselves dragged into it if they do not pick up soon.

As opposed to Aberdeen, the back-line has been the problem for Mark McGhee’s team and they have one of the worst defensive records in the league and concede an average of 1.69 goals per game. Things are a bit better going the other way but 27 in 23 is hardly fantastic.

In strange fashion, The Well have been better on the road than they have at Fir Park with 13 points from 11 games as opposed to 11 from 12 on home soil. Additionally, they are undefeated in their last four away from home. However, the aforementioned poor defence are still yet to keep a clean sheet on their travels so far this campaign and could find it tough against a decent Aberdeen outfit.

Even though Motherwell have been half decent on their travels, it is still nothing to shout about and Aberdeen really ought to be coming out on top here. The Well’s impotent attack should cause no problem for the Dons’ solid back-line and I expect the home side to keep a clean sheet when securing all three points on Wednesday night.

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