Aberdeen and Motherwell go toe-to-toe on Wednesday night as Neil Warnock goes in search of his first points as the Dons' interim manager.
Warnock was appointed as Barry Robson's successor in the Dons' dugout earlier this month and after seeing his side edged out by Rangers in his opening league match in charge, the 75-year-old enjoyed his first win against Bonnyrigg Rose in the Scottish Cup over the weekend.
Now a first league win will be the aim for Warnock, as ninth-placed Aberdeen play host to a Motherwell side that sit just a place above them in the standings, with only goal difference separating the pair.
Motherwell had been enjoying their own uplift in form, losing just once in nine matches across all competitions prior to being dumped out of the Scottish Cup by Championship outfit Greenock Morton on Friday night.
Stuart Kettlewell will now be hoping for a response from his side when they make the trip north this midweek, although recent history in this fixture has not been in the Well's favour.
It has been an underwhelming season to date for Aberdeen, who opted to part ways with former boss Robson at the end of January following a three-match winless run.
That sequence was extended to five following the former Scotland international's departure, but a draw with league leaders Celtic and a narrow defeat to Rangers in Warnock's first game in charge did represent an improvement, at least in terms of results.
With all his experience, Warnock should make Aberdeen harder to beat and the Dons do have a good recent record against Motherwell, winning the last three meetings between the two sides.
Motherwell were poor in defeat at Morton on Friday and their away record in general this season has been sub-par, as they have won just once in 11 Premiership road games during 2023/24, with that sole away success coming at Hearts in early September.
In their nine Premiership away matches since then, Motherwell have accumulated just five points and that poor record could be extended at Pittodrie, with Warnock's Dons priced at 19/20 to take the spoils.
Warnock has a reputation for being quite pragmatic as a manager, but Aberdeen are seemingly not that kind of side, as they have scored in seven of their eight matches since the turn of the year and have only kept three clean sheets over the same period.
Motherwell's matches also tend to feature goals - no team in the bottom half of the Premiership standings has scored more than the Well’s total of 32 - while they put five past Ross County in their last league fixture.
Both teams have scored in each of the last six meetings between these two sides, with three of the previous four yielding at least four goals, including their most recent clash at Fir Park in November, which ended in a 4-2 Aberdeen win.
It is 4/5 that both teams find the back of the net at Pittodrie on Wednesday, but given recent meetings between the pair, perhaps the better value lies in the Total Goals market, where over 3.5 can be backed at 12/5.
While Aberdeen's form may have been patchy of late, Dons striker Bojan Miovski has still been catching the eye, with his brace against Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday taking him to seven goals from just seven games since the turn of the year.
The North Macedonia international now has 22 goals for the season across all competitions, while his tally of 13 in the Premiership is only bettered by Lawrence Shankland of Hearts.
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