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Aberdeen vs Rangers Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Scottish Premiership returns on Saturday

  • Aberdeen and Rangers get the 2020-21 Scottish Premiership season underway
  • Aberdeen are missing star striker Sam Cosgrove
  • Aberdeen have drawn 4 of their last 5 home matches against Rangers
  • Influential Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos set to start at Pittodrie
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Aberdeen host Rangers at Pittodrie Stadium in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday (Getty Images)

Aberdeen host Rangers as the 2020-21 Scottish Premiership season gets underway on Saturday. The Dons have matched Rangers at home in recent seasons, can they get a result at Pittodrie Stadium?

Aberdeen Form


Aberdeen were in fourth spot when the 2019-20 Scottish Premiership season was halted. Derek McInnes’ side had reached the Scottish Cup semi-finals after a 2-0 win at St. Mirren.

The Dons’ final two league matches resulted in a 2-2 draw at Kilmarnock and 3-1 home win against Hibernian.

Aberdeen drew 1-1 in a closed-door friendly against Hibernian with central midfielder Craig Bryson on target.

Aberdeen Team News


Centre-back Michael Devlin is out with a hamstring Injury for around a month. Aberdeen have big problems up front with star striker Sam Cosgrove and second choice Curtis Main both injured.

21-year-old Bruce Anderson is the most likely candidate to start up front for the Dons.

Rangers Form


Rangers were 13 points behind Celtic when the 2019-20 Scottish Premiership season was called off. Steven Gerrard’s side were in poor form before the break.

The Glasgow club lost 1-0 at Hearts in the Scottish Cup before a 1-0 home defeat to Hamilton. They bounced back with a 1-0 win at Ross County before a 3-1 home defeat against Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.

Rangers have played four friendlies, winning each scoring 10 goals and conceding none. They recorded 2-0 wins against Lyon and Nice before a 4-0 win against Motherwell. 

They finished off with a 2-0 win against Coventry with Joe Aribo and Connor Goldson on target.

Rangers Team News


Rangers centre-back Nikola Katic is out with a cruciate ligament rupture and striker Jermain Defoe has a hamstring injury.

Fellow striker Alfredo Morelos is apparently wanted by Lille but are "nowhere near" striking a deal for the Colombian according to Steven Gerrard. Morelos will reportedly travel to Aberdeen for Saturday's Premiership season opener.

Aberdeen vs Rangers Head to Head


Rangers have a 50-12 advantage against Aberdeen with 23 draws in 85 matches. 

Rangers won 5-0 at home in the first match last season before a 2-2 draw in Aberdeen 4-1 and a 0-0 draw in Glasgow.

Aberdeen vs Rangers Odds


Rangers are 1.46 favourites at Unibet with Aberdeen available at 7.50 at betfair. A draw is listed at 4.75 at bet365.

Aberdeen vs Rangers Match Up


Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove was having a great season before it was called off, scoring 23 goals in 37 appearances. He is out injured until October which is a huge blow for the Dons.

Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos is the main man for Gerrard’s side, scoring 29 goals in 46 appearances. He has every incentive to perform well here to impress his suitors.

Aberdeen vs Rangers Stats


  • Aberdeen are undefeated in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove scored 23 goals last season (all competitions).
  • Aberdeen have drawn 4 of their last 5 home matches against Rangers (all competitions).
  • Rangers have won 4 pre-season friendlies, scoring 10 goals and conceding none.
  • Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos scored 29 goals last season (all competitions).

Aberdeen vs Rangers FAQ

Where can I watch the Aberdeen vs Rangers live stream online?

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Where is Aberdeen vs Rangers being played?

Aberdeen vs Rangers is being played at Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen, Scotland.

When is Aberdeen vs Rangers being played?

Aberdeen vs Rangers is being played at 12:30 BST on Saturday 1 August 2020.

What competition are Aberdeen vs Rangers playing in?

Aberdeen vs Rangers are playing in the Scottish Premiership.

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Verdict

The absence of star striker Sam Cosgrove is a big blow for Aberdeen. With Alfredo Morelos set to start for Rangers, the visitors have the edge.

Best Bet: Rangers Win Full Time Result @-222.22 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Rangers Win to Nil Win to Nil @+125 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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