Kick-off: 1300, 05/08/2018
TV: Sky Sports
Aberdeen and Rangers suffered mixed fortunes in the Europa League on Thursday but look evenly matched heading into Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash at Pittodrie.
They finished second and third behind Celtic in the table last term, with just three points separating them after the Dons closed with a surprise win over the champions in Glasgow.
It was 1-1 when these teams met at this venue in May and we’re going for another stalemate at 23/10 as our first Aberdeen vs Rangers prediction.
A Look At Aberdeen’s Betting Odds
Aberdeen must recover from losing 4-2 on aggregate to Burnley in Europe but can take heart from securing two 1-1 draws with the Premier League outfit before conceding twice in extra-time.
In the second leg at Turf Moor, teenager Lewis Ferguson cancelled out Chris Wood’s opener with a sublime bicycle kick.
The financial might of the teams may be considerably different, but there was no deficit in heart or commitment to the cause.
“My first thought is disappointment for my players, but there’s no criticism,” said Dons boss Derek McInnes.
“We can’t afford to be too disappointed because we now have to focus on the domestic game and Rangers on Sunday.
“We were very good over two ties to go toe-to-toe with a team like Burnley. We’ll dust ourselves down and take the positives – and there’s plenty of them.”
A Look At Rangers’ Betting Odds
Rangers earned a third qualifying round clash with Slovenians Maribor following Thursday’s 1-1 home draw with NK Osijek of Croatia, which gave them a 2-1 aggregate success.
Nikola Katic shot down his compatriots with a second-half header and the Glasgow giants could afford to let in a late strike, the first goal conceded in four matches under Steven Gerrard.
“We played against a very dangerous opponent but over the two legs we did exactly what we needed to do,” said the former Liverpool star.
“I thought there were some absolute stunning performances within the team performance – but as a midfielder, I was jealous of Ryan Jack’s performance.
“I’ve got a good type on my hands there. He’s a player who cares, who wants to win and is prepared to go out and do exactly what you’ve asked of him.”
Rangers look like they will be a tough team to beat with Gerrard in charge and 15/4 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time completes our Aberdeen vs Rangers betting tips.
Burnley 3-1 ABERDEEN (AET) – Lewis Ferguson
RANGERS 1-1 NK Osijek – Nikola Katic
Head-to-head: Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers, Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen, Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers, Rangers 3-0 Aberdeen, Rangers 1-2 Aberdeen, Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers
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