The odds of an eighties pop classic reaching the top of the charts have been slashed as Dons fans continue to snap up the single.
Don’t You Want Me by The Human League reached number four in the iTunes charts after the Red Army adopted the song and changed the lyrics.
Scottish bookmakers McBookie.com have offered 4/1 on the 1981 hit getting to number one in the UK Chart. Spokesman Paul Petrie said: “If you asked us for a price at the start of the week then it would have been something like 50/1. However, it is clear that quite a buzz has been created and the momentum is with the campaign.”
The firm is also offering 12/1 that Aberdeen will complete a unique treble, the League Cup, Scottish Cup and a UK number one.
It comes as T in the Park organisers announced the electro pop group will be part of the festival’s line up in July.
Dons fans have been attempting to get the song to the top of the charts since the club won the Scottish League Cup on Sunday.
An alternative version, Peter Pawlett Baby, was sung by thousands of supporters in tribute to the midfielder, who was unable to make an appearance in the final because of a groin injury.
But despite the song’s popularity, manager Derek McInnes has admitted most of the players had never heard of the band.
He said: “Russell Anderson has heard of the Human League and so had Nicky Weaver, but the younger ones didn’t have a clue. Jim Leighton is still dressing like he’s in the Human League.
“Personally, I’m more interested in whether he’s going to be fit for next week.
“It’s a great bit of fun though and something everyone has enjoyed.”
The track, which is the 24th biggest selling single of all-time, had last night climbed nine places to number 12 in the Official Singles Chart and is expected to see the band claim their first top 10 in almost 20 years this weekend.
Ryan Crombie of the supporter’s blog Aberdeen FC described the fans’ reaction as “sensational”. He said: “If we did not already prove on Sunday that we have some remarkable fans then we certainly have over social media by grouping together with the club and player under this rather hilarious movement.”