Dundee have had a mixed first half of the season in terms of results, but they have been a much stronger team at home which should inject some confidence into the group this weekend.
The Dark Blues do head into Saturday on the back of a 1-0 victory against Ross County, with a 97th-minute winner from Joe Shaughnessy showcasing their ability to fight until the last minute.
That spirit is something Dundee will need to retain moving forward, allowing them to grind out a few more positive results during the busy winter period.
The fact Tony Docherty’s men have only lost twice in their previous six outings showcases the improvement in consistency which has allowed them to climb up the table.
However, the Dark Blues fans will now expect that to continue moving into the second half of the campaign, and a victory this weekend could aid that as Dundee might move as high as fifth depending on other results.
Aberdeen will be out to stop that from happening though, and they should have some momentum behind them after their midweek fixture against Livingston.
The Dons came from a goal behind to capture an important three points courtesy of a Bojan Miovski brace, which allowed the team to bounce back from the disappointing loss in the Scottish League Cup
Aberdeen had the chance to claim silverware last weekend in the final against Rangers, but ultimately came up short in a narrow 1-0 loss.
However, the fact that Barry Robson’s men did not let it negatively impact them is a positive for the team moving forward, especially since they can now progress up the table with a win this weekend.
Aberdeen will have nothing to base Dundee on though considering that their previous fixture this season was postponed, which should make it a more open contest for both teams.
Following a resolute performance at the back against Ross County, it is unlikely any changes will be made to the back three for Dundee this weekend as they aim for consecutive clean sheets.Diego Pineda remains an injury concern for the Dark Blues though, and he is set to be
on the sidelines once more this Saturday.With eight goals to his name in the Scottish Premiership this season, Miovski will be the main attacking threat for the Dons heading into this one, and fresh from scoring a brace in midweek he will have no shortage of personal confidence