Aberdeen vs Motherwell Match Analysis & Prediction
14/02/2024 10:45 pm
Two Scottish Premiership teams in the bottom half of the table will meet on Wednesday night as Aberdeen play host to Motherwell at the Pittodrie Stadium.
Only goal difference is separating these two teams in the Premiership standings, with the Steelmen in eighth sitting marginally above the Dons in ninth.
Four days after losing 2-1 to Rangers in the Premiership, Neil Warnock secured his first win as Aberdeen manager in his first game at Pittodrie as his new side beat Bonnyring Rose 2-0 in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup last weekend.
A first-half brace from star striker Bojan Miovski, who has scored seven goals in as many games since the turn of the year, helped Aberdeen beat their League Two conterparts and set up a quarter-final tie at home to Kilmarnock next month.
Warnock was pleased to progress to the next round and hopes that improvements will be made in their latest encounter with Motherwell, a side that Aberdeen have enjoyed playing against in the last few years.
Aberdeen will welcome a return to Pittodrie where they have lost just one of their last seven matches, and they will fancy their chances of beating a Motherwell side who have failed to win any of their last 10 games on the road across all competitions.
Motherwell’s latest setback away from home came in the Scottish Cup fifth round as they suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat to second-tier side Greenock Morton last Friday, just three days after beating Ross County 5-0 in the Premiership.
The Steelmen were trailing at the interval through a Harry Paton own goal before George Oakley doubled Morton’s advantage 10 minutes into the second half. Motherwell substitute Jack Vale pulled one back five minutes from time to set up a nervy finish, but the hosts held on to humble their top-tier counterparts.
Stuart Kettlewell vented his frustration after the game, with Motherwell’s six-game unbeaten run coming to an end, and he is keen for his side to prepare for their next game as best they can as the bid to secure three valuable Premiership points and climb away from the relegation conversation.
Aberdeen vs. Motherwell Head to head
In the 107 previous meetings between these two teams, Aberdeen have claimed 43 victories while Motherwell have won 37, and they have drawn in 27. Motherwell have scored 141 goals and conceded 146 in the process.
Aberdeen Team News
Aberdeen duo Slobodan Rubezic and James McGarry both remain sidelined as they continue to recover from respective knee and hamstring injuries.
Jonny Hayes could replace Shayden Morris, which would allow Dante Polvara to switch over to the right flank, while Duk will hope to retain his place in attack with Miovski.
Aberdeen's Last 5 Matches
10/02/2024Aberdeen2Bonnyrigg Rose0FA Cup
Motherwell Team News
Motherwell’s Callum Slattery (knee) and Oli Shaw (hamstring) are both ruled out with injuries, while Barry Maguire (unspecified) is a doubt.
Jonathan Obika could be in a position to start after recovering from a hamstring problem to feature as a substitute last time out.
Motherwell's Last 5 Matches
20/01/2024Motherwell3Alloa Athletic1FA Cup
09/02/2024Greenock Morton2Motherwell1FA Cup
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