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Aberdeen will arrive at Ibrox Stadium on Sunday for the Premiership game with hosts Rangers.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Rangers v Aberdeen can be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Rangers, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 8-0 Premiership success against Hamilton Academical.
In that match, Rangers had 76% possession and 24 shots on goal with 14 on target. For Rangers, the goals were scored by Scott Arfield (16'), Kemar Roofe (18', 54'), Joe Aribo (19', 36'), Brandon Barker (62') and James Tavernier (65', 69'). On the other side, Hamilton Academical got 0 shots at goal with 0 on target.
Fixtures involving Rangers have proved to be lively ones recently with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past six clashes, a total of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 17 of them belonging to The Gers. Such a trend might not be sustained into this next game, however.
Taking a look at their past results, Rangers:
- haven't lost in the league to Aberdeen in their last 6 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
Aberdeen go into this encounter following on from a 2-0 Premiership win vs Hibernian in their last fixture.
In that game, Aberdeen managed 38% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For Aberdeen, the goalscorers were Scott Wright (5') and Sam Cosgrove (12'). Hibernian had 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Derek McInnes's Aberdeen have converted a total of 11 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same matches comes to 8.
A look at their previous results shows us that Aberdeen:
- have not registered a win against Rangers when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes dating back to 12/03/2019 shows that Rangers have won 3 of these games and Aberdeen 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
A combined total of 14 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 from The Gers and 4 belonging to The Dons. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
Team News: Rangers
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Rangers boss Steven Gerrard to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength group. Nikola Katic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Aberdeen
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has to choose a team with limited availability. Niall McGinn (Knock), Jonny Hayes (groin strain), Dylan McGeouch (Inguinal Hernia) and Marley Watkins (Hamstring Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
Our feeling is that Rangers are likely to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Aberdeen will be up against it to score but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be scoring here.
We’re therefore anticipating a decent 3-1 winning margin for Rangers when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ibrox Stadium (50,817)
Captain: James Tavernier
Chairman: Douglas Park
Manager: Steven Gerrard
Competitions: Premiership position 1, League Cup (Second Round), Europa League (Group D), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Joe Aribo
Customarily taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Joe Aribo was born in Camberwell, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Charlton Athletic in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 4 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 7 appearances.