Aberdeen - Rangers Prediction, Picks and Tips
There is no rest period for the teams on the island! The European Cup is pausing this week, but the ball is rolling in both England and Scotland, as a regular game day in the domestic championship is on the program. In the Scottish Premiership, the six matches of the 16th matchday will be kicked off on Wednesday evening at 20:45. The top match is the chase duel between Aberdeen and the Glasgow Rangers! The current table of the Scottish Premiership still has an awkwardness, for example, the Rangers have completed only 13 games, while Aberdeen already played 15 games. Despite two games more, head coach Derek McInnes's team has six fewer shots than the Gerrard protégés. There is no denying the difference in quality, and according to current odds, the score is a clear favorite in the duel between Aberdeen and the Glasgow Rangers.
"The Dons" from the north of Scotland celebrated the greatest successes in the 80s of the 20th century. At that time, a certain Sir Alex Ferguson sat at Aberdeen on the bench. Among other things, there were three of the four championships to cheer in the 80s. Meanwhile, Aberdeen counts as the third power in Scottish football. Responsible for the sporting achievements is now over six years, the 48 -year-old Derek McInnes. When McInnes took over the club, "The Dons" ended the season only on the disappointing ninth place in the table. Step by step he led Aberdeen back to the extended top. In the time without the Glasgow Rangers succeeded three times in a row the vice-championship. Last season ended Aberdeen in fourth, then played internationally, but had to give HNK Rijeka beaten in the third qualifying round. Probably only experts in Scottish football will find familiar names in the squad of McInnes-Elf. Beyond the national borders, only very few actors of German-speaking football fans are well known. Here is the great difference in quality to the two Glasgower top clubs evident. Aberdeen also has a respectful margin in the league. The results of the McInnes-Elf are much tighter than those of Celtic or the Rangers. This also proves the view of the goal difference. Aberdeen has scored only 23 goals in 14 games (the Rangers 40, Celtic 44) and received more than twice as many goals (17) as the top two teams. Accordingly, despite the home advantage, we do not see any great opportunities that would warrant a prediction towards the host between Aberdeen and the Rangers.
Will it finally jump back to the top of Scottish football in the 2019/20 season? The last - out of a total of 54 - championship titles has long been back. In the season 2010/11, the Glasgow Rangers had the last time the nose before the archrival. What followed is well known. The club faced the abyss and had to fight back the hard way. Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has been a part of this journey for more than a year and a half, with the goal of reducing the gap to Celtic Glasgow step by step so that the Rangers can soon overtake. Due to the good networking in English club football and its prestigious name, "Stevie G" was able to inspire some well-known players for the project with the Glasgow Rangers. With the exception of the derbies against Celtic, Scottish football does not necessarily offer the real charm. Nevertheless, players such as veteran Jermaine Defoe, Andy King, Steven Davis or the former Liverpool youngsters Ryan Kent (was also at Hannover) and Sheyi Ojo Gerrard have been inspired. The Rangers are currently second in the table and only three points and three goals behind Celtic Glasgow. In addition, the Gerrard-Elf still has a catch-up game in the hindquarters and could even take the championship lead with a victory. The championship title this season is certainly not a utopia, although any slip-up can ultimately be expensive. There were only two slips this season. On the fourth matchday, it put - again - a bitter Old Firm derby defeat against Celtic (0: 2). The second point loss, the vice-champion had to accept away at Hearts of Midlothian (1: 1). In the eleven remaining games, there were only victories for the Rangers. Especially in the last few weeks, the team presented itself in great shape and celebrated in the last three league games each a zero-victory (goal difference 11: 0). In general, the defensive is outstanding with just seven goals in 13 games. Accordingly, between Aberdeen and the Rangers Rangers, not only the victory but also the victory without conceding should be recommended.
Our recommendation tip for Aberdeen - Rangers: Rangers to win @ 1.52