Kick Off:- 19:45 GMT, Monday 7 March 2011
Tannadice Stadium, Dundee
United will be boosted by their long-overdue win, away from home, over hard-to-beat Inverness Caley, especially as that victory allowed United to leapfrog Caley into 6th place in the table.
For Aberdeen, a top six place is a long, long way away, even allowing for their much-improved performances. Wednesday’s draw against St Johnstone will have been disappointing for them, even taking into account it was an away fixture, because it’s games like that that Aberdeen need to win if they are to make serious movements up the table (they are currently sitting 8th).
Dundee United’s last 5 game record reads…
[Dundee United's score first]
1 March Away 1-2 vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle (SPL)
26 February Away 1-1 vs Hamilton Academical (SPL)
22 February Away 0-0 vs St Johnstone (SPL)
19 February Away 1-2 vs Hearts (SPL)
13 February Home 1-3 vs Celtic (SPL)
Aberdeen’s last 5 game record reads…
[Aberdeen's score first]
2 March Away 0-0 vs St Johnstone (SPL)
26 February Home 0-0 vs Heart of Midlothian (SPL)
22 February Home 1-0 vs Hamilton Academical (SPL)
19 February Home 5-0 vs Kilmarnock (SPL)
15 February Home 1-2 vs Motherwell (SPL)
This fixture is so far away from what it used to be in the 80s, that it barely registers outwith fans of these two teams. Back in those days, the whole of Scotland would be agog with excitement at this meeting. Now it’s purely run-of-the-mill. Such a shame.
Anyway, a close game can be expected as both teams are very evenly matched. Nowadays they’re very evenly matched on mediocrity, whereas back then they were very evenly matched on excellence.
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