Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Pittodrie Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Aberdeen and Hibernian. The Dons suffered a dip in form, with the team losing each of their previous five league fixtures. Aberdeen have been struggling at the back of late, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. Defender Andrew Considine should be the only absentee in the home team. The Hibs, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Rangers and Dundee United.
Considering that Hibernian will go for a win in Saturday’s clash as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Keep in mind, though, that there have been under 2.5 goals in each of their previous four meetings in the Premiership. Ryan Porteous is sidelined through suspension, while all Christian Doidge, Sean Mackie, and Melker Hallberg are out of contention with injuries.
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 (Hibernian):
Founded in August 1875, Hibernian are the Scottish Premier League team that play home matches at Easter Road. The capacity of the venue is 20,421, and it was opened in 1893. The Hibs wear light green shirts with white sleeves and white shorts in home matches, while light grey is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Hibernian clinched their first Scottish league trophy back in the 1902/03 season, and they were the dominant force in Scottish football in the early 50s, securing three titles more from 1948 to 1952. The Easter Road outfit recorded their biggest win on September 3, 1881, with the team rolling over Black Watch Highlanders 22-1.
In February 1961, the Hibs suffered the biggest defeat in the club's history as they were beaten by Airdrie 11-1. Hibernian and Hearts face each other in the Edinburgh derby. The rivalry between the two clubs is considered one of the oldest rivalries in world football.