On the back of the two painful games against Rangers and Celtic in the Premiership so far, Derek McInnes will demand his players are competitive against the Gers at Pittodrie on Wednesday night.
Saturday's game between Aberdeen and St Mirren at Pittodrie was quite a strange one – and the Dons will have to be much better to beat Rangers on Wednesday evening.
Willie Miller: Cyprus was decent, but we can do better with Aberdeen’s McKenna and Devlin paired up at back
Steve Clarke should consider giving clubmates Scott McKenna and Mikey Devlin a run out together for Scotland.
Scotland finish off European Championship qualifying Group I with a double header against Cyprus and Kazakhstan.
Aberdeen’s victory against Ross County means they have come through a potentially tricky period with flying colours.
Striker Curtis Main grabbed his chance to impress against Kilmarnock but could still face more frustration on the bench.
After a patchy start to the season Aberdeen are producing a level of performance that should give hope for the campaign.
It’s so important for Aberdeen to put a run together in the sequence of games they have coming up.
I must admit, I wasn’t expecting Aberdeen to come out and perform like they did against Celtic.
The decision to play defenders Greg Leigh and Zak Vyner in holding midfield against Motherwell was a tactical masterstroke from Derek McInnes.
Aberdeen’s victory over Motherwell was as good performance as the Dons have produced this season.
The conditions at Hampden were ridiculous at times, especially in the second half.
Whether Mikey Devlin is involved in the next Scotland squads remains to be seen.
Lawrence Shankland showed his skills are still applicable to international level, although he plays his club football with Dundee United in the Championship.
Scotland's win over San Marino was emphatic enough to lift the players’ confidence, at least a bit, for the games to come.
Both Curtis Main and Lewis Ferguson may feel harshly dealt with after being sent off against Hibs.
Congratulations to the Dons and partner charity Aberdeen FC Community Trust for being crowned best in Europe for community work.
Bringing a manager of Jurgen Klopp’s stature and character to Liverpool was a stroke of genius from the Anfield board.
The reality for Aberdeen is they will now be battling for third in the Premiership going forward as Old Firm domination is beginning to rear its head yet again.
Alarm bells are now ringing for the Dons after the loss at Rangers and they must quickly find out how to fix it.
If Scotland do not take the golden ticket of the play-offs to qualify for the Euros it will be a huge embarrassment.
It was unusual to see referee Steven McLean overrule his own penalty award.
Aberdeen’s injury woes can mean an opportunity for young players to step forward and stake their claim for a regular start.
Aberdeen’s lack of creativity when dropping points at Pittodrie to St Johnstone is a concern.
Tonight’s game with Belgium is must-win if Scotland are to qualify for Euro 2020 from this group.
Willie Miller: Aberdeen better against County but must try to find consistency after international break
Aberdeen were well worthy of three points against promoted Ross County as they rediscovered their attacking threat.
Aberdeen's 1-0 loss to St Mirren will have been a real disappointment for Derek McInnes and his team in just the second league game.
Aberdeen's win over Hearts in their first Premiership game is encouraging for the season ahead.
The Cove Rangers result against Raith Rovers on Saturday was magnificent.
There's a sense of deja vu from last season as the English transfer window draws to a close and Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna is the subject of transfer speculation.