Aberdeen icon Willie Miller thinks that a lack of creativity when teams sit deep against the Dons at Pittodrie has been the reason for their poor home form recently.

With six games without a win at home, the Dons really need to turn it around if they are to secure third-place and push Rangers in second.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Sam Cosgrove of Aberdeen celebrates after his second goal during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Aberdeen and Queen of The South at Pittodrie Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Miller believes that Derek McInnes’ side more suited to playing away from home as teams are more likely to try and attack the Dons and leave gaps.

“Four successive second place finishes have come as a result of taking care of teams like Livingston at Pittodrie. “Six league matches in the Granite City without a win shows the problem facing the Reds and it’s down to not creating enough,”Miller told the Evening Express.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 10: A general view of Pittodrie Stadium prior to the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Aberdeen and Queen of The South at Pittodrie Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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“When the Dons go away from home the onus is on the opposition to take the game to Aberdeen.

“That means they can sit in at times and play on the break a bit more and that seems to have suited the Reds lately – hence winning eight and drawing one of their last nine away games.

 

“However, it is frustrating that Aberdeen haven’t been able to build on that run by winning more at Pittodrie.”

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Andrew Considine (L) of Aberdeen FC attempts to slide in on Florian Kamberi (R) of Hibernian FC during the Scottish League Cup match between Hibernian and Aberdeen at Easter Road on September 25, 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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The Dons have three games left to play before the league split – one at home and two away – and McInnes’ side will need to take as many points as possible to stay ahead of Kilmarnock.

With a Scottish Cup semi-final also coming up, a strong run of results could lead to a really successful end of the campaign.

The Dons travel to Tynecastle after the international break and a win over Hearts should be enough to end the Jambos’ hopes of catching Aberdeen and Kilmarnock.

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