Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Hamilton Academical and Aberdeen, the two out-of-form sides, face each other at Fountain of Youth on Matchday 26. The Accies experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the FA Cup loss (1-4) to Rangers, with the team extending their winless run in all competitions to five games. The relegation strugglers have been struggling to find their form in 2020, and we believe that Aberdeen will not have a better chance than this to get back on course.
The Dons failed to find the net in the previous five matches in all competitions, but given Hamilton’s shaky defence, away win should be considered this time out. Aberdeen Sam Cosgrove has been struggling to find his goal-scoring touch of late, but the opposition defenders should have the 23-year-old at bay. In the first half of the season Aberdeen defeated Hamilton 1-0 at Pittodrie Stadium, with Cosgrove scoring the only goal of the match.
Highlighted Player (Scott McMann):
Born on July 9, 1996, Scott McMann is a Scottish footballer who plays for Hamilton Academical as a defender. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is used as both left and right back as well. Scott McMann is a product of the Hamilton Academical football academy, and he has been playing for the senior team since 2013.
In 2016 he made seven appearances in the league during his loan spell with Clyde. McMann, who represented both Scotland U16 and U17 teams in the past, wears the number 3 on his shirt. The right-footed defender made his Scotland Premier League debut with Hamilton in a 1-0 win over St Mirren on May 23, 2015.
The Scottish footballer scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win at Clyde in the League Cup on July 17, 2019. Scott McMann wears the number 3 jersey at Hamilton Academical.
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.