Monday, 7 March 2011

Dundee United Vs Aberdeen: Match Preview

Kick Off: 19.45
Coverage: Live on ESPN at 19.30

Aberdeen's push for the top six continues at Tannadice tonight, as the Dons face Dundee United. Craig Brown has no fresh injury concerns but is still without long term absentees Fraser Fyvie, Darren Mackie and Yoan Folly, as well as perenially crocked Peter Pawlett. Zander Diamond could return from injury and is in contention for a place at centre back but with no goals conceded during his two match absence he will have a hard task on his hands displacing the stand in partnership of Rory McArdle and Andrew Considine. Nikola Vujadinovic completed half an hour against St. Johnstone in midweek and should be fit enough for a place on the bench. Up front Chris Maguire serves the second of a two match ban and should be replaced by on loan Blackburn Rovers striker Nick Blackman. The Dons will really miss Maguire's energy up front - while Blackman is clearly a talented player and a proven goalscorer at SPL level he lacks Maguire's work rate and has looked fairly lacklustre so far for Aberdeen.

After two consecutive goalless draws Craig Brown and Archie Knox will be desperate for a win against their top six rivals. Dundee United have a few injuries but are strong opponents, despite their slightly inconsistent home form lately. If Blackman and Vernon's so far unproductive partnership can flourish then there is every chance that Aberdeen can continue their solid recent form.
My prediction: 2-0 to the Dons.

Dundee Utd (from): Pernis, Dillon, Dixon, Van der Meulen, Watson, Douglas, Swanson, Gomis, Conway, Buaben, Armstrong, S Robertson, D Robertson, Conway, Goodwillie, Russell, Banks, Dow, Smith.

Aberdeen (from): Langfield, McNamee, Smith, Considine, Diamond, Vujadinovic, Milsom, Jack, Young, Aluko, Hartley, Vernon, Blackman, McArdle, Paton, Magennis, Anderson, Howard.

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