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Aberdeen v Rangers Preview And Predictions - Scottish Premiership Week 21

Aberdeen v Rangers Preview And Predictions - Scottish Premiership Week 21

Rangers get back down to business in the Scottish Premiership following the winter break when they travel to Aberdeen on Tuesday night. The defending champions are six-points clear of rivals Celtic at the top of the standings and will be looking to consolidate their status against an Aberdeen side that have registered four wins from their last five games. Check out our preview and predictions below, and if playing online casino is your choice of entertainment, head over to Genting Casino and enjoy our premium experience with over 3000 of your favourite online slots and live casino table games available on any device.


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Rangers have won eight of nine unbeaten games in all competitions under Giovanni van Bronckhorst to date, with only a dead rubber trip to runaway group leaders Lyon in the Europa League failing to yield maximum points. 

Clean sheets are firmly back on the agenda with just two goals conceded across this spell, as six of these games finished either 1-0 or 2-0. They’ve shut their opponents out in six consecutive league games now, and it remains to be seen if Leon Balogun can reclaim his place at centre-back with Calvin Bassey impressing in recent fixtures alongside Connor Goldson.

Rangers have a strong squad to choose from, with the only absentees those of Joe Aribo and Fashion Sakala, both of whom are at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Nathan Patterson was sold to Everton. 

Sakala and Patterson both added great depth to the squad, but Aribo is the big loss as the Nigerian had become a key player for Rangers and was in especially good form since van Bronckhorst’s arrival.




Rangers To Win And Under 2.5 Goals

Aribo has four goals and three assists across the Gers’ past eight league games, so they will be denied a little of their usual creativity. However, it’s not as though they are reliant upon the 25-year-old, and the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent in particular should ensure they’re not short on firepower. 

Having won four of five unbeaten encounters with Aberdeen since the start of last season, Rangers should expect to take another win here, especially when considering how Aberdeen have struggled this term.

Stephen Glass’ side did see a marked increase in their form just prior to the extended winter break. Having gone a dismal W2-D3-L11 in all competitions from mid-August until the end of November, the month of December brought about four victories and just the solitary, narrow defeat. 

However, it’s worth noting that each win came over teams in the bottom five of the table, with a five-point gap having opened up between seventh-placed Dundee United and Livingston in eighth.

Across all competitions, 11 of Aberdeen’s 13 defeats this season have finished either 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1, but given they’re unlikely to breach the Gers’ rock-solid backline, the first two of those scorelines appear the most probable outcomes.

PREDICTION:

RANGERS TO WIN AND UNDER 2.5 GOALS


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