Aberdeen vs Raith Rovers Prediction and Betting Tips
Aberdeen

Aberdeen vs Raith Rovers

, KO: 15:00 Jul 24, 2022, Pittodrie
Raith Rovers
 
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ABERDEEN haven't put a foot wrong so far in the Premier Sports Cup and have the chance to complete a perfect group stage when Raith Rovers come calling.

Jim Goodwin needed to hit the ground running in the new campaign after missing out on the top six last term and flirting with a relegation play-off fight until the last few weeks.

He completely overhauled the squad in the summer and the signs look good with the Dons winning all three of their group games so far without conceding a goal.

It took them a while to get going at Peterhead in the opener, ruining a HT-FT bet from Slips Tips, but Aberdeen seem to have hit their stride after thrashing Stirling Albion 5-0 in midweek.

Now they have a chance to inflict Cup revenge on Raith Rovers, with the Kirkcaldy men knocking the Dons out last year and sparking a collapse that eventually saw Steven Glass axed as gaffer after he had also started the season promisingly.

Raith are another team beginning a new era with former Airdrie boss Ian Murray now in charge after the departure of boss John McGlynn. Murray's reign began with a 6-0 thrashing of Peterhead but Rovers have stumbled to draws with Stirling and Dumbarton since then, winning one of the ensuing penalty shoot-outs.

A victory at Pittodrie would still see them progress to the knockout stages but the Kirkcaldy men will need to up their game considerably if they are to shock Aberdeen for a second year running.

How the bookies view it

It's no surprise to see Aberdeen as red-hot favourites with the Dons a best 7/10 at Unibet and Raith as big as 4/1 at Betway. A third successive draw for Rovers pays 14/5 at BoyleSports.

Head to head

That 2-1 victory for Raith last season (below) continued Aberdeen's poor run against Rovers in the new millennium. The Dons have only claimed one victory in the last four meetings and even that was a 3-2 Pittodrie triumph sealed by a late Scott Vernon goal in 2010. That came just months after Raith had claimed a 1-0 Scottish Cup win in the North East.

Players to watch

Christian Ramirez has started the season well for Aberdeen, with three goals from as many games, but is just 4/5 with McBookie for anytime scorer here. Winger Matty Kennedy offers better value at 7/2 after netting in his last two outings.

Jamie Gullan should lead the line for Raith and could be an option for long-odds punters at 5-1 with McBookie for anytime scorer. He scored in the rout of Peterhead but has drawn blanks in his last two games.

Anything else catch the eye?

I'm surprised to see Aberdeen as big as 17/10 with Unibet in the HT-FT market and that looks great value based on the form of both teams so far in the group.

Given that Raith drew a blank at Dumbarton in midweek, another Dons win to nil also looks a bit overpriced at 21/10 with McBookie.

The same firm have also priced up a corner handicap bet and Aberdeen -1.5 looks good for accas at 5/6.

 
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This match between Aberdeen and Raith Rovers will be played on Jul 24, 2022 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Aberdeen vs Raith Rovers prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Aberdeen Form
19 Jul 22
Stirling Albion
0 - 5
Aberdeen

13 Jul 22
Aberdeen
2 - 0
Dumbarton

10 Jul 22
Peterhead
0 - 2
Aberdeen

15 May 22
Aberdeen
0 - 0
St. Mirren

11 May 22
St. Johnstone
1 - 0
Aberdeen

Raith Rovers Form
19 Jul 22
Dumbarton
0 - 0
Raith Rovers

16 Jul 22
Raith Rovers
1 - 1
Stirling Albion

13 Jul 22
Raith Rovers
6 - 0
Peterhead

29 Apr 22
Raith Rovers
1 - 1
Kilmarnock

23 Apr 22
Hamilton Academical
0 - 2
Raith Rovers

Aberdeen vs Raith Rovers Betting Tips & Predictions
Aberdeen -1.5 corner handicap
5/6
McBookie
Aberdeen HT-FT
17/10
UniBet
Aberdeen win to nil
21/10
McBookie
4 Comments
  1. Deb2000 4 weeks ago

    Aberdeen were 10/11 with 2 bookies yesterday afternoon had to make them my bet of weekend at those odds.
    As a life long fan our squad is coming together nicely this season.

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  2. KevinMac 4 weeks ago

    Bet they are regretting those odds now. Not really sure why they priced a comfortable Aberdeen win so high

    • Deb2000 4 weeks ago

      Not got a clue I think they possibly looked into the fact Aberdeen didn’t have to win but they were always going to go with the team that starts against Celtic minus Scales obviously and make sure they were seeded for next round .
      I made them a 1/2 shot so 10/11 had to be gobbled up also 2s HTFT canny believe they started 1/3 lol.
      Bookies dont often get it that wrong

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  3. KevinMac 4 weeks ago

    Thankfully they did on this occasion. Long may it continue. Think some firms base a lot on the head-to-head record and Raith had a good recent run against Aberdeen. Was the same in the MLS last week. They had league leaders Austin, unbeaten in six, as outsiders against a Dallas team with just one win in six because they had never beaten them before. Game eventually ended up a draw but that could easily have haunted the bookies too

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