Date: 22nd April 2006 at 2:48pm
Written by:

Aberdeen welcome Kilmarnock to Pittodrie this afternoon,for what should be a very interesting match.

The Dons,fresh from their 1-1 draw at Ibrox last week,hope to go one better this week and get all three points but it will not be easy!

After last week,the Dons could have came away from Ibrox with all three points had late chances been converted and the Ibrox jinx could have been broken but the focus and confidence must now be taken into today’s match against Kilmarnock.

If the Dons can claim all three points they will replace Killie in 5th spot and keep their European dreams alive.Both teams have had a turn in fortunes in recent weeks with Killie throwing away their advantage over the Dons away,while the Dons have kept going to earn their place up with the others in the SPL’s top six.

Jimmy Calderwood has worked wonders with the club since the Dons went out of the Scottish Cup.Heads could have went down and the season could have just been one long bore till then end but Jimmy has given the Dons players a real reason for finishing this season on a high.

Jimmy Calderwood has a lot on his mind of late and some of the players will have to show that they are worth a contract next season,so the Dons fans and Management can expect to see a good performance from their team today.
But it will be hard as the Dons have not beaten Killie this season.

Vital Quotes:

Aberdeen Team News:

Steve Lovell is out with a groin strain and John Stewart has an ankle injury but the good news is that Barry Nicholson may make his first start in two months.

Player to watch: Jamie Smith

Top scorer Jamie Smith

Kilmarnock Team News:

Eric Skora,David Lilley and Rhian Dodds are all out for the Rugby Park side.

Player to watch: Stephen Naismith

Stephen Naismith,their top scorer with 13 goals.

Match Facts & Stats

The Dons have yet to beat Killie this season and if Russell Anderson scores this time,lets hope he is on the winning side.Russell has scored 3 times against Killie but has yet to end up on the winning side.

Ref Watch:

Iain Brines

Match Prediction:

I got the result right the last time these two played a 2-2 draw but this time I am going for Russell to be on the end of a 2-1 win,and Russell getting the winner !

Next Fixtures:

There’s talk of South Africa but more of that later,I am sure that the Dons play Hibs(h)Hearts(a)then Champions and former star of Pittodrie,Gordon Strachan’s team Celtic,which is a Sunday match on the last day of the season.