Ross County vs Aberdeen Prediction: Staggies set for nervous final day

 | Saturday 18th May 2024, 16:14pm

Saturday 18th May 2024, 16:14pm

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Ross County know only a win at home to Aberdeen on Sunday (15:00) - the final day of the Scottish Premiership season - will guarantee their top-flight status for another year. Anything else and they will be relying on results from elsewhere.

Ahead of what could prove a nervous afternoon for the home side, here's my Ross County vs Aberdeen prediction.

Ross County vs Aberdeen Tips

  • Aberdeen to win @ 6/4
  • #PickYourPunt - over 2.5 goals & Bojan Miovski to score anytime @ 2/1

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County will be boosted by the return of experienced defender Jack Baldwin following suspension, but Scott Allardice, Ross Callachan, Max Sheaf and Dylan Smith are all set to remain on the treatment table.

Having won four on the bounce, Dons interim manager Peter Leven may be tempted to name an unchanged starting XI, although teenager Fletcher Boyd, who has come off the bench to score in the last two games, could be handed an opportunity from the off.

Ross County vs Aberdeen Odds

The home side are 8/5 to claim the victory that would guarantee them survival, while Aberdeen are 6/4 to return from Dingwall with all three points. The draw is available at 13/5.

Both teams scored when these two sides last met - a 2-1 victory for Aberdeen at Pittodrie in March - and it is 4/7 for the net to bulge at both ends again on Sunday.

Aberdeen to win @ 6/4

The pressure is on Ross County to get the job done on their own terms, but that may be easier said than done against an Aberdeen side looking to finish top of the relegation group.

The Dons are certainly in form, as they are unbeaten in eight and have won each of their last four, a run that includes a 4-0 success at Hibernian and a 5-1 home thrashing of Livingston.

County may still be reeling from their midweek draw at relegation rivals St Johnstone, as their survival would have already been guaranteed had they not conceded a 90th-minute equaliser in that game.

The Staggies were also dismantled by Motherwell in their last home fixture - going down 5-1 - and their recent record against Aberdeen makes for grim reading, as they have lost each of the last five meetings between the two sides.

Aberdeen to beat Ross County at 6-4

#PickYourPunt - over 2.5 goals & Bojan Miovski to score anytime @ 2/1

Aberdeen have scored nine goals across their last two fixtures and the goals could flow on Sunday as well, with four of Ross County's last five matches seeing both teams find the back of the net.

At least three goals have been scored in all four previous meetings between these two sides this season and backing over 2.5 in this match forms the bedrock of this #PickYourPunt.

It could also be worth including Aberdeen frontman Bojan Miovski to get on the scoresheet. The North Macedonia international has 16 league goals for the season and has four in as many appearances against County this term.

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