Betfred Scottish League Cup 2nd Round
Location: Somerset Park
Date: 10th August 2016
Ayr Utd face a tough fight to maintain their Scottish Championship status this season.
But before then they face an even tougher task against Aberdeen in the League Cup. The Dons may be taking them on a little light up front. Although there are plenty of players waiting in the wings eager to make their mark.
They failed to hit the heights at the weekend when Aberdeen started without Rooney, Hayes or McGinn. That gave the likes of Stockley, Storey and Burns an opportunity that they didn’t fully grasp. I would expect whoever makes the line up on Wednesday to make amends.
Despite Aberdeen’s poor record in last season’s League Cup when they lost out to Hibs they should have far too much in hand for The Honest Men. Ayr Utd have reached the second round courtesy of St Mirren failing to see off Edinburgh City by enough goals. This should be as far as they go, though.
By now Aberdeen should be over their European exertions and should be eager to get into second gear. This game represents an excellent opportunity to get the afterburners on fire. With Ayr losing 0-2 to Raith Rovers at the weekend and a tough trip to Dumfries on the horizon it could be a while before they register their next win.
Ayr Utd v Aberdeen Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Aberdeen are falling fast but still available at 1.5 (1/2) with Betfred. Ayr Utd are available at 7.5 (13/2) with bet365. Draw backers can get 5.1 (41/10) with 10Bet.
But Aberdeen -1 handicap at 2.25 (5/4) with bet365 should be taken (via -1.5 Asian Handicap market). Although the -1 Asian Handicap price of 1.73 (8/11) also holds plenty of appeal.
Ayr Utd v Aberdeen Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Predictions
Aberdeen -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.25 with bet365