Aberdeen have been enjoying some excellent form of late and they have opened up an eight point gap over Rangers in the battle for second place, an all-but-unassailable gap which the Dons will be confident of widening on Friday evening.
Derek McInnes’ side trail league leaders Celtic by a massive 25 points but this will hardly come as a surprise to anyone who follows Scottish football and ‘best of the rest’ was always going to be the goal for the Dons this season.
Aberdeen head into this match having won all-but-one of their last nine games across all competitions, their sole defeat coming against Hamilton Academical last month. They will be confident of snatching another three points at Dens Park when they face a Dundee side which are currently languishing in the bottom half of the Scottish Premiership table.
The Dark Blues are in no real danger of getting dragged into a relegation battle given that some six points exist between themselves and the bottom two in the table, however a win on Friday would certainly make life a little more comfortable as we head towards the business end of the campaign. Indeed a win for Dundee would lift them into the top half of the table, at least until the Saturday afternoon kick-offs and with the season-split only four games away, the Dark Blues will be eager to finish in the top half of the Premiership.
What are their chances on Friday? Not too good going on recent form. Paul Hartley’s side managed a couple of notable wins last month with a 2-1 victory over Rangers being followed by a 5-1 demolition of Motherwell at Fir Park, however since then Dundee have lost their last three games and this isn’t the sort of form one wants when facing high-flying Aberdeen. The Dons have been enjoying some excellent form and with the Dark Blues managing just a solitary goal in their last three outings, we’ll be backing the visitors to win-to-nil on Friday evening.