Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes believes that few people will give his side a chance of winning at Easter Road when his side takes on Hibernian on Saturday.

The teams are currently locked in a battle for third place in the Premiership, with Jack Ross’ side currently leading the way, as they sit two points ahead of Aberdeen in the league table. The Dons do have a game in hand though.

Good record at Easter Road

Despite a good recent record at Easter Road which saw them win there earlier this season, McInnes believes that Aberdeen won’t be the favourites going into the game. However, he thinks that suits his team, as they are capable of going to Easter Road and winning.

Aberdeen v Hibernian - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Aberdeen beat Hibernian in November (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We’ve gone back and forth the whole season. I anticipated Hibs being a real challenger for third spot this season. I’ve said often enough we need to sort our own game out and our own performances” he said (Daily Record).


“The second half performance (against Livingston) will give us a chance on Saturday, we’ve gone down there already this season and had to bring a big performance to win the game.

“We’ll be good enough”

“Nobody will probably give us a chance, which is fine, we’ll go down there, and we’ll be good enough to get a result and that’s what we intend to do” the Aberdeen boss concluded.

Aberdeen players in action against Hibernian

Aberdeen players in action against Hibernian (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Aberdeen go into the game on the back of a poor result, a 2-0 loss to Livingston at Pittodrie. That defeat coupled with Hibernian’s win over St Mirren has seen a gap open up in the battle for third place.

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