Aberdeen host a struggling Dundee side at the Pittodrie Stadium in round 20 of the Scottish Premiership. Both teams are in the bottom half of the table and have lost their previous fixture.
Aberdeen and Dundee met each other in round nine of the competition. Dundee won the match by a scoreline of 2-1. In the above viz, we can observe that Aberdeen dominated the match and attempted twice the number of shots attempted by Dundee. The away team created more positional attacks and attempted more passes into the opposition’s penalty box. Dundee players attempted 75% of their shots from outside the opposition’s penalty box.
Aberdeen have won seven matches, drawn three and lost nine. Their goal difference is neutral because they have scored and conceded 23 goals each. They have the fourth-lowest xGA rate in the league.
Aberdeen have an xG rate of 20.77 and average 1.01 xG per 90. The home team have created the third-lowest number of positional attacks and are just above Dundee. Aberdeen might have attempted fewer positional attacks than the teams ranked below them, but they are only behind Rangers and Celtic in the ‘shot attempted’ chart. A total of 219 shots have been attempted, with an average of 11 shots per match. They have managed to hit the target 87 times, and 59 on-target shots have been attempted from inside the opposition’s penalty box.
The home team will be happy to see the return of Ross McCrorie from suspension. Scott Brown remains a doubt after missing the midweek match due to illness. Calvin Ramsay could return to the starting XI after featuring off the bench in the last games.
Dundee have struggled recently and lost four league games in a row. They sit second from bottom, with four wins and 11 defeats in 19 matches. They have scored 17 goals with an xG of 16.62. Dundee have the worst defensive record in the league this season. They have conceded 35 goals with an xGA of 31.93. Dundee have struggled to recover the ball and have made two recoveries more than Hibernian, who have made the lowest number of recoveries. The away team has made 1541 recoveries, and 746 have been made in the defensive third. Dundee have made the lowest number of recoveries in the middle third.
Luke McCowan is the highest goal-scorer for his side, with four goals in 16 appearances. Shaun Byrne will be out until January due to a knee injury. Lee Ashcroft and Cillian Sheridan also remain out due to their respective injuries.
Aberdeen go as the favorites against a struggling Dundee side. Dundee have the worst away record in the Scottish Premiership, with four points in nine games. The hosts will look to enter into the top half with a win over their opponent.