Rangers vs Aberdeen Match Analysis & Prediction
07/05/2023 5:00 pm
Rangers and Aberdeen will renew acquaintances at Ibrox Stadium on Sunday, two weeks after the Dons beat the Gers at Pittodrie.
Following that victory, the visitors head to Glasgow on a seven-game winning run, while Rangers suffered a Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Celtic last time out.
Celtic will almost certainly secure an 11th Premiership title in 12 years regardless of what Rangers do between now and the end of the season, but the Gers will be eager to finish the campaign on a positive note.
Trailing Celtic by 13 points in the Scottish Premiership table, Michael Beale’s side have lost just four of their 33 league matches this season, recording 25 wins and four draws in the process.
Although Rangers lead third-placed Aberdeen by 26 points, they will be more concerned about the gulf between them and Celtic, who have suffered just one league defeat all season while racking up 103 goals.
Rangers head into the contest off the back of successive defeats, with the defeat at Aberdeen preceding a Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Celtic, so the Gers will be desperate to return to winning ways this weekend.
Barry Robson has completely transformed Aberdeen’s performances and results since taking over from Jim Goodwin back in January.
After taking charge on an interim basis following the sacking of Goodwin, Robson was appointed as Aberdeen’s permanent manager earlier this month, having overseen eight victories in 10 league matches.
Aberdeen find themselves on a seven-game winning run, while they have kept six clean sheets since their last defeat, helping the club open up a five-point lead over fourth-placed Hearts.
Following a run of nine defeats in 10 away league matches, Aberdeen have now won each of their last three matches away from home, so they will fancy their chances of causing another upset against Rangers.
Rangers vs. Aberdeen Head to head
In the 96 previous meetings between these two teams, Rangers have claimed 58 victories while Aberdeen have won 13, and they have drawn in 25. Aberdeen have scored 82 goals and conceded 181 in the process.
Rangers Team News
Rangers’ Steven Davis, Filip Helander, Tom Lawrence, Kemar Roofe and Nnamdi Ofoborh have all been sidelined for large spells of the season.
Malik Tillman and Alfredo Morelos are likely to join Fashion Sakala in attack, with Todd Cantwell operating behind the striker, while James Tavernier will continue to make a big impact from right-back.
Rangers's Last 5 Matches
Aberdeen Team News
Robson may be tempted to stick with the same XI that started in the win over Rangers two weeks ago, with Mattie Pollock, Angus MacDonald and Liam Scales lining up in defence.
Abderdeen look set to be without forward Callum Roberts for the remainder of the season as he continues to recover from a muscle issue.
Aberdeen's Last 5 Matches
Rangers vs. Aberdeen: Odds and Predictions
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