Aberdeen are the best of the rest in the Scottish game and they will demonstrate this fact by putting Partick Thistle to the sword on Sunday afternoon.
No-one can really say that Aberdeen have had a bad season. The Dons may look set to finish their campaign some thirty points behind Scottish Premiership champions Celtic but in all honesty they were never really expected to mount a serious challenge on the Hoops. Indeed the fact that they have kept ahead of Rangers in the top-flight is an achievement in itself with their 2-1 win at Ibrox last weekend being a stand-out result.
They can sign-off what has been a successful season by collecting all three points at the Firhill Stadium on Sunday afternoon in their final Premiership game. To say that this will be a mere formality would be an insult to a Partick side which hauled themselves off the foot of the table earlier in the campaign and into the top-half of the Premiership before the split.
Nevertheless the Jags were trounced 5-0 at home to Celtic in their last outing and there is little evidence to suggest that they can provide a strong Aberdeen side which much in the way of serious opposition. Indeed Aberdeen will be looking to maintain momentum ahead of their upcoming Scottish Cup Final clash with Celtic and as such, manager Derek McInnes will likely name a strong starting line-up for this final league match.
Can the Jags manage anything for their efforts this weekend? We’re far from optimistic about their chances. They have failed to score in three of their last five games and whilst they have been pretty solid in front of their home fans – with the exception of the mid-week thrashing by Celtic – we don’t expect them to feature on the scoresheet against a Dons side which will still be on a high following their win at Ibrox on Wednesday evening.