Aberdeen vs Rangers | 01.08.20 | Scottish Premier League Prediction 2021

Football Betting Tips · 01/08/2020 - 12:30 am · Pittodrie

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After an almost 5 month wait, Scottish top flight football is back! And, as always, our experts are here to deliver you the best Scottish Premier League Predictions. On Saturday, we’re focussing on the opening weekend’s heavyweight clash, as Aberdeen host Steven Gerrard’s rising Rangers outfit.

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You don’t need a Scotland Premiership prediction expert to tell you that a win at Pittodrie on Saturday is vital for Rangers as they look to kick start a title chasing season. However, a trip to the North East has never been easy, so have they got what it takes?

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The Dons will prove a tough 1st test for Rangers

Derek McInnes’s men were unfortunately in 4th place, just 1 point behind Motherwell, when the season was declared finished. Their preseason didn’t go too badly, with 1 win and 1 draw. However what the Dons will take comfort in is the fact that they scored 5 goals between the 2 games. Even with last season’s top scorer Sam Cosgrove being ruled out with a knee injury, our Scottish Premier League prediction suggests Aberdeen should get on the scoresheet this Saturday. Despite the coronavirus financial hit, the Aberdeen squad has been strengthened with the free signing of Jonny Hayes, who’s returned to the club after a 3 year spell with Celtic.

Rangers look ready to challenge Celtic

Many Scotland Premiership prediction experts and tipsters said the same last season. But Gerrards men once again look like a credible outfit following an impressive preseason. Rangers won all 4 of their friendlies, including credible wins against Ligue 1 sides Lyon and Nice, during which they conceded no goals. However, an away clash against rivals Aberdeen is probably the toughest first test that could’ve been handed to the Gers, other than an Old Firm clash at Parkhead. Despite their poor form against Aberdeen, our Scottish Premier League prediction suggests The Light Blues should do alright on Saturday.

Head to Head

There’s certainly no love lost between these two teams, and our Scottish Premier League predictions are for this to be another feisty encounter, even with the absence of fans. Rangers’ recent record against Aberdeen isn’t great, but The Light Blues are still the side this fixture favours. The Gers have won 3 of their last 5 league meetings against the Dons, with the most recent 2 encounters ending in draws. The most memorable encounter for Gers fans last season was their 5-0 thumping they gave Aberdeen at Ibrox. Gers fans will want to forget being knocked out of the Scottish Cup by the Dons in March 2019.

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Statistical highlights

When creating our Scottish Premier League betting tips, we always provide you with some of the stats and facts that have helped us come up with our prediction. Below, you can find the results from the last 5 meetings between these sides as well as 3 statistical highlights.

Aberdeen vs. Rangers
01 / 02 / 2020
Ibrox | Rangers: 0 vs Aberdeen: 0 | SPFL
04 / 12 / 2019
Pittodrie | Aberdeen: 2 vs Rangers: 2 | SPFL
28 / 09 / 2019
Ibrox | Rangers: 5 vs Aberdeen: 0 | SPFL
28 / 04 / 2019
Ibrox | Rangers: 2 vs Aberdeen: 0 | SPFL
12 / 03 / 2019
Ibrox | Rangers: 0 vs Aberdeen: 2 | Scottish Cup
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The last 2 fixtures have ended in draws
Highlight #2
Aberdeen haven’t beaten Rangers at home since 2016
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Aberdeen haven’t beaten Rangers in the league since 2018

Our Betting Tip for Today

Having analysed the above information and preseason form, our Scottish Premier League prediction for this weekend points to a hard fought win for the Gers.

Rangers to kick start a title chasing season

This is always a tough fixture to predict as far as Scottish Premier League tips go, due to the fact that it always has the air of a derby. However, the lack of fans may go some way to calming down the affair somewhat. The result? The Rangers squad are more likely to be level headed in an empty stadium and therefore able to concentrate on the task at hand. Even amid transfer speculation, super striker Alfredo Morelos should start on Saturday afternoon, which will cause the Dons defence all sorts of problems.

However, past meetings and preseason have shown us that the Dons aren’t shy in front of goal. And even without Sam Cosgrove, they should find the net. Our betting tip for this one is therefore a Rangers win + both teams to score, which you can place with Dafabet, who are offering fairly generous odds of 3.1.

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