Aberdeen vs Rangers
Scotland Premiership 2018/19 – Matchday 1
Date: Sunday, 5 August 2018
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen.
Aberdeen and Rangers take on each other right at the start of the new Premiership season. They are to play each other in the derby of the opening Matchday on Sunday at Pittodrie Stadium.
Both teams were in action over the last couple of weeks, featuring Europa League qualifications.
The Gers began their campaign in the very first qualifying round, but they are still in the competition, following aggregate wins over Macedonian Shkupi and Croatian Osijek.
Aberdeen, on the other hand, started the Europa League adventure in the second round, but the draw was just cruel to them, bringing English Burnley as an opposition.
The Dons, however, showed a huge resistance, holding Clarets to two draws as the English outfit needed extra-time goals to dispatch the Premiership runners-up on Thursday evening.
Aberdeen vs Rangers: Head-to-head
Rangers have a way better head to head record in matches with Aberdeen.
The Gers won 47 and lost only 9 of 75 encounters with the Dons.
The most recent H2H stats also speak in Rangers’ favour as they won three and drew one of past four encounters with Aberdeen.
Aberdeen vs Rangers: Prediction
Graeme Dorrans and Jordan Rossiter will not be available for Steven Gerrard who is about to make his Premiership debut on Rangers’ bench on Sunday.
Stevie G can be thrilled with his team’s performances under his guidance as Rangers shipped just one goal in last five matches. It came on Thursday evening when they drew 1-1 to Osijek in the reverse fixture of the second round of Europa League tie at Ibrox.
The Gers went through thanks to the 0-1 victory in the first game away at Gradski Vrt Stadium.
The Dons will thus have a very tough task breaking the stern defensive line of Rangers’ down here.
Given teams’ are still very similar in terms of quality, we expect to see a close encounter with one or even none goals to make the difference on the occasion.
Under 2.5 goals FT is the best of the betting options you can take here and the odds are set at 1.70.
Aberdeen vs Rangers: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70
Draw @ 3.25.