Aberdeen vs Rangers Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Rangers have spent plenty of time in the media spotlight for the wrong reasons this week. The Joey Barton saga hasn't been good publicity for the club, but they'll have an opportunity to put that behind them when they visit Aberdeen. Below are our predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Aberdeen vs Rangers
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium
Kick-off: Sunday 25th September, 1pm
Rangers already find themselves four points behind Celtic who have a game in hand, and winning the titles or silverware already looks an increasingly hard challenge in their first season back in the league. Celtic's 5-1 beating of their rivals dented the pride of the blue side and the pair will now meet in the league cup semi-final.Aberdeen have made a strong start to the campaign at home where they rarely taste defeat. It's been just five defeats in 45 home games for Aberdeen, two of which have been to eventual champions Celtic. This will not be an easy test for Warburton and his men who could slip further behind.Six of the last seven meetings between these sides have gone the way of Rangers with the other being a 1-1 draw here, but a lot has obviously changed since their last crossed paths.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Aberdeen are 17/10 with Bet365 to win this game whilst the draw can be backed at 12/5 with Boylesports. Rangers are equally priced to win this game at best odds 17/10, but I do think the hosts form here could merit them being the narrowest of favourites.
Rangers away form has already seen them fail to beat Celtic and Kilmarnock, whilst Aberdeen are unbeaten at home. Rangers are playing their first season back in this league and whilst they still slot straight back in as one of the top teams, they're still a big scalp but one that is much more vulnerable, and other teams know that.
Whether it's a Rangers side trying to win the title or this one that may have to consolidate to an extent, it's still a team that opposing fans and players are very much going to want to beat. But it won't be easy and Aberdeen probably draw a few too many games at home for my liking, so I would much rather go with Both Teams to Score in this game at best odds of 10/13 with 10Bet as our free betting tip.
Neither side has too much to lose early in the season, but I feel there will be an air of caution about Rangers here. A draw wouldn't be tragic, but they probably can't afford to lose. Back 1-1 at odds of 6/1 with William Hill.
Adam Rooney has been the main man for Aberdeen in all competitions. It's been a long campaign for them already. This will be their 14th competitive game thanks to an early start due to the Europa League. Adam Rooney has scored five already to add to his tally of 20 last season and can be backed to score here at odds of 19/10 with Betfair.
Free Betting Tip
Both Teams to Score - 10/13 with 10Bet
Correct Score Prediction
1-1 - 6/1 with William Hill
Adam Rooney - 19/10 with Betfair