Aberdeen - Motherwell Betting Preview: Back the shot-shy Dons to finally hit the target

Craig Brown's side are still looking for their first home goal of the season but Willie Duncan is backing the hosts to see off Stuart McCall's league leaders on Sunday
Motherwell will look to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League on Sunday afternoon when Stuart McCall’s side travel north to take on Craig Brown’s Aberdeen side at Pittodrie.

Michael Higdon’s late double against Dundee last weekend ensured that Stuart McCall’s side go into the match sitting proudly atop the Scottish Premier League after six matches but the Steelmen are considered as outsiders at Bet365’s 21/10 (3.10) quote to take all three points on Sunday.

Astonishingly, Aberdeen are still yet to both score and concede at Pittodrie this season with all three of their home Premier League matches having ended in 0-0 draws.

Craig Brown’s men can be backed at 13/10 (2.30) with Bet365 to finally get a first home win of the campaign under their belts by taking all three points here. The same firm go 9/4 (3.25) that a fourth successive league clash at Pittodrie ends in stalemate.

With neither side looking particularly potent in front of goal – Motherwell have scored just four goals in three away games this season – it is hard to envisage a high-scoring encounter at Pittodrie this weekend but, with the unders market paying just 8/13 (1.62) at Bet365, it seems more prudent to look at the correct score market for value here.

A 1-0 home win for the hosts is chalked up as a 6/1 (7.0) chance with Bet365 while the same firm go 7/1 (8.0) that Stuart McCall’s side enjoy a 1-0 success in the Granite City.

Another goalless draw involving the Dons is chalked up at just 7/1 (8.0) with Bet365 while a 1-1 draw is at 5/1 (6.0) with the same firm.

This appears to be an evenly matched contest but Craig Brown’s side have been extremely dominant in their home matches this term and it is surely a matter of time before the Dons make their superiority count.

They look to be excellent value at Bet365's 13/10 (2.30) to claim a narrow victory. The same firm's 7/1 (8.0) quote for a 1-0 win for the hosts is the value selection here.

Aberdeen to win at 13/10 (2.30) with Bet365
Aberdeen to win 1-0 at 6/1 (7.0) with Bet365

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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