Monday, March 07, 2011

SPL Tonight: Dundee United v Aberdeen

The New Firm get the stage to themselves in one of the SPL's irregular bouts of Monday night action.

Dundee United launch into a run of home games lying in seventh but enjoying four games in hand on the two teams above them as they look to secure top six football.

Aberdeen's own chances of the top half look to be slim, the bad start endured under Mark McGhee leaving Craig Brown too much work to do.

The Dons steady improvement as Brown makes his presence felt can be seen in three straight clean sheets, even if two of them came in goalless draws.

United's season has been steadily inconsistent, a welcome win over Inverness coming after matches against Celtic, Hearts, St Johnstone and Hamilton brought only two points.

All of which might point to a draw. But there are draws and there are draws.

Hopefully tonight can be one of the better ones. After the maelstrom at Celtic Park on Wednesday and the turgid Rangers win at St Mirren yesterday we need something to enjoy.