Aberdeen come to Fir Park on Friday as the race for third spot hots up.
Here’s a look at our opponents.
The story so far
Derek McInnes’ team sit a point behind Motherwell in the Ladbrokes Premiership table with 30 games played.
The Dons have had experienced mixed fortunes during the course of the season but are still in a strong position. They also have a Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic on the horizon.
Coming up against a Hoops side determined to win their fourth successive treble will represent a massive challenge for the Dons, though there’s a sense that his may be a year in which a first piece of silverware in six years and a first Scottish Cup in 30 years makes its way into the trophy cabinet at Pittodrie.
This season Aberdeen have already come to Fir Park and won convincingly – claiming a 3-0 success back in October, however Motherwell gained a degree of revenge when Liam Donnelly’s header ensured a 1-0 victory for Stephen Robinson’s side at Pittodrie.
Aberdeen have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five matches in all competitions.
An incredible last-gasp, 4-3 win in the Scottish Cup at Kilmarnock kicked off the latest sequence, with victories also coming in the league against St Mirren and Hibernian. A draw with Kilmarnock and a loss to Ross County have also come in the run.
Three to watch
Scotland Under 21 international Lewis Ferguson played a crucial part in Aberdeen’s comeback win against Hibs last weekend.
Playing in an advanced midfield role, the former Hamilton youngster has flourished this season – contributing three goals and nine assists in all competitions.
Still only 20, Ferguson has been included in Scot Gemmill’s squad for the upcoming Euro Under-21 Championship qualifiers with Croatia and Greece
During his time at Aberdeen, Niall McGinn has shown a real fondness for finding the net against Motherwell.
The Northern Irish international has scored 11 goals since arriving at Pittodrie in 2012 and was on the scoresheet when the Dons eased to a 3-0 win at Fir Park in October.
This season McGinn has been involved in almost 40% of Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership goals, demonstrating his continued attacking threat with six goals and nine assists.
After a somewhat slow start to life in the Granite City, Curtis Main has begun to show some of the qualities that endeared him to the ‘Well support in the early stages of his spell with the Steelmen.
The English striker has found the net three times in his last games – including the clinching goal in the 3-1 victory over Hibernian.
During his time at Fir Park, Main scored 14 goals in all competitions with his most notable contribution
Buy in advance or pay at the gate
Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. Cash gates are also available on the day.
|Adult||£24 / £20|
|Over 60s / 16-18s / full-time students||£17 / £16|
|Children aged 15 and under||£3|
|One adult and two kids||£28 / £24|
The cheaper price is for our John Hunter Stand for home supporters. Away fans can pay at the gate at the South Stand.
Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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