On Saturday, at 12:30, Aberdeen and Glasgow Rangers meet in the first stage of the new season in Scotland. Obviously, the guests are favorites, but Aberdeen is a valuable team, which can always cause problems for Glasgow’s giants. It should be noted that Ianis Hagi’s team is more thinking about the duel with Bayer Leverkusen, from the spring of the UEFA Europa League.
Rangers dream of a new title after a long break caused by administrative problems, and the quality of the game provided by the white-blues offers hope for the future. Steven Gerrard’s team has a competitive lot and can’t afford to lose points, even on Pittodrie, a difficult arena in Scotland. In the debut match in the new season, the white-reds will not be able to count on McKenna and Wright, while Rangers has the complete team at their disposal.
Rangers finished second last season and has an excellent record in the summer friendlies, in which Ianis Hagi was the main man: victories with Lyon (2-0), Nice (2-0), Motherwell (4-0) and Coventry (2-0). Rangers are still hoping for a miracle in the Europa League, although they lost the first leg against Bayer Leverkusen, score 1-3 on Ibrox. Aberdeen has not played strong friendlies this summer and we still don’t know if the white-red team is in good physical shape.
However, we know that those in Glasgow will try to take possession from the start, in order to impose their domination. In the last two direct matches we have always witnessed draws (0-0 and 2-2), after Rangers had prevailed in the previous two duels on their own field. On the road, however, the white-blues always had a fork in front of this opponent! We are betting on a spectacular game, in which both managers will try to make their debut in the new season.
In 4 of the last 5 direct duels he scored only one team or none;
They have been under 2.5 goals in 4 of the last 6 direct matches;
Aberdeen have lost just two official matches out of the last eight;
Rangers has only one victory in the last 6 trips to Aberdeen;
PREDICTION: Rangers to win @ 1,45