Dundee United will be visited by Aberdeen at Tannadice Park for Matchday 14 of the 2021-22 Scottish Premiership season. Dundee United are currently fourth in the Premiership table, with 21 points from their 13 games, three points behind third-placed Hearts, and five behind Celtic. On the other hand, the visitors Aberdeen, are in seventh, with 15 points from their 13 games. They trail their upcoming rivals by six points.
Dundee United’s form is a little in doubt before the game, as they have lost their last two league games against Hearts and St. Johnstone. The visitors Aberdeen, have been in decent form, as they have had one win, one draw, and one defeat in their last three games. In this post, we will have a look at some of the stats to prepare for the game between the Terrors and the Dons.
The above viz shows the xGA and xGA per 90 minutes values for all the teams in the Scottish Premiership. A lower value of xGA depicts that a team has been defending well. Aberdeen have had the fourth-lowest xGA of 13.58, but have strangely conceded a total of 18 goals in 13 games. Dundee United have the sixth-lowest xGA of 16.17 but have impressively conceded just 13 goals. This goes to prove that Dundee United are the team that are better defensively.
The above viz shows the xG or expected goals value for various teams in the division. Both Dundee United and Aberdeen have had similar xG values, with values of 12.74 and 12.59 respectively. In fact, Aberdeen have scored a total of 15 goals, highly overachieving their xG. Christian Ramirez has been their top scorer so far, with six goals, four more than any other teammate. Dundee United have scored just 13 goals in their 13 games, with their top scorer Ryan Edwards scoring just the three goals.
The above viz shows the number of shots taken and shots per 90 values produced by various teams in the league. Aberdeen have had 10.26 shots per game, compared to Dundee United’s 9.6. It is visible from the stats that Aberdeen are the better team going forward, but Dundee United’s defensive stability is far more superior. We expect this game to be a 1-1 draw.
Dundee United’s possible starting lineup(4-5-1):
GK: Siegrist; RB: McMann, CBs: Mulgrew, Edwards, LB: Freeman; RW: Pawlett, RM: Fuchs CM: Glass ,LM:Harkes, LW:Niskanen; ST: Clark
Aberdeen’s possible starting lineup(3-5-2):
GK: Lewis; CBs: Bates, Gallagher, McCrorie; RWB: Ojo, CMs: Dylan McGeouch, Ferguson, LWB: Campbell; CAM: Hedges; CFs: Watkins, Ramirez