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Ross County v Aberdeen: History suggests Dons can end losing run

| 16.10.2015

After a record-breaking perfect start to the Ladbrokes Premiership season the wheels have come off somewhat at Pittodrie of late.

After winning the opening eight games of the campaign Aberdeen suddenly hit a wall and have now lost three on the bounce in all competitions.

Despite the losses, the Dons still top the league and a look at recent meetings between Derek McInnes’ side and this weekend’s opponents – Ross County – suggests the Dons gaffer will be confident of finally returning to winning ways to solidify his side’s position at Premiership pacesetters.

Aberdeen are unbeaten in five meetings with County, winning four of those games without conceding a goal.

The 4-0 rout dished out to the Staggies last time the sides met is exactly the statement of intent McInnes will be hoping for this weekend and with his side priced at 20/21 despite being guests at the Global Energy Stadium the betting suggests a win is on the cards.

County though grabbed two wins over Aberdeen as recently as 2013 and will hope to draw on such experience to defy odds of 14/5, while a share of the spoils is priced at 12/5.

However, with the visitors odds-on for the win and County having a clear mental block when it comes to netting against the Dons there is better value out there.

Backing Aberdeen to win to nil for a fourth consecutive meeting boosts the odds to 9/4, while those expecting a repeat of the most recent result can get odds of 125/1 on a 4-0 win.

As for who is going to get the goals that put Aberdeen back amongst the points, it would be futile to look beyond star striker Adam Rooney.

The 27-year-old has netted 10 goals in his last 20 Premiership outings and three in his last four games against Ross County.

Despite these impressive stats the Dons hitman can be backed at 4/1 to open the scoring, something he has done on three occasions already this season, or at 6/5 to add to his six goals so far this season at any time during the game.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.