Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Aberdeen will be aiming to retain third position in the standings when they take on Dundee United in their first game of the year. The Dons were not in action in midweek as their game against Livingston was postponed, while the Terrors suffered a 3-0 loss at Celtic Park. Aberdeen are eyeing their fourth consecutive win at home ground, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash.
Dundee United have been having their ups and downs of late, but they are seen as underdogs in the clash against Aberdeen. Since Dundee United are not regarded as good travellers, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the hosts. The likes of Watkins, McGeouch, Devlin, and Cerny are all likely to miss the game with injuries for the hosts, while talented attacker Logan Chalmers remains in the recovery room for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Funso Ojo ):
Funso Ojo is a Belgium international who plays for Aberdeen as a midfielder. Ojo was born in Antwerp on August 28, 1991, starting his youth career at Olse Merksem. In 2004 he was spotted by PSV scouts, moving to Eindhoven very soon.
Funso Ojo made 11 appearances for PSV in the Dutch Eredivisie before moving to Beerschot AC, yet another club from his youth career. The Belgium international played for the likes of Royal Antwerp, Dordrecht, Willem II, and Scunthorpe United before signing a deal with Aberdeen in 2019. Funso Ojo made his Scotland Premiership debut in a 3-2 win over Hearts.
Speaking of his international career, Ojo has one cap with the Belgium U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Belgium senior team. His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a defensive midfielder. As his parents are of Nigeria descent, the Aberdeen footballer has a dual citizenship.
Highlighted Team (Dundee United):
Established on May 24, 1909, Dundee United Dundee United is a Scottish club that competes in the Premiership. The Terrors play home games at Tannadice Park, the stadium with the capacity of 14,223 people. They are well known for their orange jerseys and black shorts, while violet is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Dundee United returned to the Premier League in 2020 as they were leading the standings when the 2019/20 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The likes of Miodrag Krivokapic (Yugoslavia), Prince Buaben (Ghana), Ryan McGowan (Australia), Jan Talesnikov (Israel), Morgaro Gomis (Senegal), Dusan Pernis (Slovakia), and Orjan Persson (Sweden) are some international footballers who played for Dundee United in the past.
The club’s main rivals are Dundee, with the two teams facing each other in the Dundee derby. It has to be noted that Dundee stadium Dens Park is located virtually next door to Dundee United’s home ground.