Regular website contributor Craig Cairns looks at how Derek McInnes’ side have scored their 60 goals in the Ladbrokes Premiership this season.
One constant in Aberdeen’s style of play has been getting the ball to their immensely-talented wingers, pushing the full-backs on to support and getting crosses into the box.
So far this season, Niall McGinn and Jonny Hayes have contributed 21 assists between them, while full-backs Graeme Shinnie and Shay Logan have provided a total of nine.
Not only have the majority of the Dons’ goals from open play come from wide areas, 32 have been scored either from crosses or set-pieces.
Furthermore, they have scored an incredible 26 of their goals from within the six-yard box, displaying their ability to whip the ball into dangerous areas.
To aim at they have the prolific Adam Rooney, who has bagged 20 league goals this season. His knack of a first-time finish – be it with a foot or head – has been crucial to this approach.
Simon Church was initially brought in to provide competition, or to partner him in attack, but has ended up being a more than able replacement when Rooney was injured. He has helped continue Aberdeen’s trend of scoring from close range, netting all six of his goals inside the six-yard box.