Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
Kilmarnock and Aberdeen face each other at Rugby Park in the FA Cup round 5 replay. Kilmarnock did well to beat Rangers at home on February 12, but they failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Hibernian at the weekend. The Killie are eyeing a top-six finish in the Scotland Premiership, but they have big ambitions for the FA Cup final stages as well.
Considering that Kilmarnock are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that they are going to advance to the next round of the competition. In their last home game in the FA Cup the Killie crushed Queen’s Park 6-0. The Dons, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Celtic. Aberdeen failed to beat Kilmarnock in the original fixture, and given their form in 2020, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Stuart Findlay):
Stuart Findlay is a Scottish footballer who plays for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League. Born on September 14, 1995, Findlay is a product of the Celtic football school. However, despite spending his youth career at Celtic Park, the Scottish footballer did not see any game action with the Hoops at the senior level.
After ending his loan spells with Greenock Morton, Dumbarton, and Kilmarnock, Stuart Findlay signing a deal with EPL side Newcastle United in the summer of 2016. He made his debut for the Magpies in the FA Cup game against Birmingham City on January 18, 2017.
One year later, he decided to return to Kilmarnock, signing a loan deal with Rugby Park outfit. In July 2018, he joined the Killie permanently. Speaking of his international career, Findlay scored on his debut for the Scotland national team in a 6-0 win over San Marino on October 13, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Aberdeen):
Nicknamed the Dons, Aberdeen are professional football club that compete in the Scottish Premiership. Pittodrie Stadium is the club’s home ground, and it can hold up to 20,866 spectators. The Dons were one of the dominant forces in Scottish football during Sir Alex Ferguson’s era, with the team winning three Scottish League titles from 1980 to 1985.
However, Aberdeen clinched their first domestic trophy in the 1954/55 season, with the team finishing the process three points clear of Scottish giants Celtic. The club’s biggest success came in the 1982/83 season when they defeated the famous Spanish club Real Madrid 2-1 in the title game. Later in 1983, Aberdeen won the UEFA Super Cup as they defeated Hamburger SV 2-0 at Volksparkstadion.
The Dons are well known for their red home kit, while away shirt has a shiny gold base colour. Inverness Caledonian are considered one of the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the North derby.