THE Sunday game in Scotland takes place at Firhill. Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) shares his thoughts.
Partick Thistle v Aberdeen | Sunday 12:45 | Sky Sports 3
Aberdeen were dealt a massive blow two weeks ago when they lost in the last minute to Celtic at Pittodrie. How will they recover from that? We’ll find out on Sunday.
Derek McInnes’s side have had a stop-start season. They fell into catch-up mode pretty quickly after suffering three defeats in their opening five league matches. Since then it’s been a battle to get back into the title picture. If they had held on to their lead last week they would have been two points clear of Celtic. Now they’re seven behind going into this game.
Their challenge on Sunday is a trip to the West End of Glasgow to face Partick Thistle. This won’t be easy. Thistle have just one defeat in five to their name, and that was against Dundee United.
However, Alan Archibald’s side don’t strike me as anything special. Three of their four wins this season have came against the bottom three sides and they’ve lost to lowly St Mirren at Firhill. Three of their last four league matches went Under 2.5 Goals and that might be a pattern that will continue here.
Aberdeen have the same record with Unders punters paid out in three of their last four league games. It’s a route I’ll take on Sunday and avail myself of the 10/11 with Coral on Under 2.5 Goals. I think this will be a tepid affair after the Dons disappointment last week and I don’t expect Partick to offer much.
Partick Thistle v Aberdeen – Under 2.5 Goals