Aberdeen vs St. Johnstone: Match Preview

St. Johnstone head up north to Pittodrie Stadium to face managerless Aberdeen in the cinch Premiership today.

[Rooney battles with Johnny Hayes]


The 9th placed 'Dons' will be led by interim manager Barry Robson. Previous manager Stephen Glass lost his job following a run of 5 games without a win, 4 of those being defeats, as well as a Scottish Cup exit at the hands of Motherwell.


St. Johnstone has lost 5 of their last 6 away games, including last week's disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of St. Mirren.


Team News


Aberdeen


Aberdeen remains without Andy Considine, Marley Watkins, and Michael Devlin who all miss out with long-term injuries.


Predicted Line-up


Woods

Ramsey

Bates

McCrorie

Montgomery

Ferguson

Brown

Ojo

Hayes

Ramirez

Besuijen


Formation: 4-3-3


St. Johnstone


Kane and Wotherspoon are both ruled out until the end of the season, with Bryson, Rooney, and MacPherson all likely to be out long-term.


Ciftci and O'Halloran are both back in contention to play today, with the pair returning from hamstring injuries. John Mahon is a doubt. Melker Hallberg is back into contention after serving his suspension last week.


Theo Bair is tipped to start, after a cameo against St. Mirren on Wednesday.


Predicted Line-up


Clark

Brown

Cleary

Gordon

McCart

Booth

Hallberg

Davidson

Crawford

Bair

Hendry


Formation: 5-3-2


Referee: Gavin Duncan


Score Prediction: Aberdeen 0-1 St. Johnstone


Both sides have had disappointing seasons to say the least, and anything but 3 points would leave fans of either team going home unhappy. Aberdeen is winless in 5 and has not got a manager in place following Stephen Glass's dismissal on Sunday.


The two matches between the sides so far this season have both finished 1-0, with the teams winning one apiece. The away team has come away victorious on both occasions.


St. Johnstone will be looking to bounce back from last week's defeat in Paisley and certainly can beat this Aberdeen side. Callum Davidson's Saints have done it already this season, and desperately need to do it again to strengthen any hopes of survival.

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