Rangers travel to Aberdeen with space in suitcase for three points

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Competition: Scotland Premiership
Competition: Tue 18.January
Match begins: 19:45 (UTC)
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium (20866 seats)

High flying Rangers land at Aberdeen after their 2-0-result against St. Mirren. Get out our thorough match preview!

Insights:
  • Aberdeen have the fewest matches under the total-line (5) in Premiership
  • Rangers have the most scored goals (43) in Premiership

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Aberdeen form and stats

When playing at home in the Premiership, Aberdeen have managed 6 wins, 1 draw and suffered 3 defeats from 10 games. It’s been three wins in a row for Aberdeen here at Pittodrie Stadium, hoping to make this one the fourth consecutive victory.

The Aberdeen supporters enjoyed the previous match, watching their team host Dundee in Premiership and win 2-1. The versatile forward Hedges outdid all the other footballers in that game and was awarded a match rating of 8.35 out of 10. Hedges scored one goal, hit five key passes and dribled past the opponent 4 of 4 times.

Prior to that, an away loss at Hibernian.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Aberdeen as they have a new game in only four days, a Scottish Cup match thankfully also at home. Edinburgh City are visiting.

Aberdeen have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Pittodrie Stadium with 15 goals in 10 league matches. It's worth mentioning that 8 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Aberdeen are not conceding a lot of goals here at Pittodrie Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 9 from 10 matches.

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Rangers form and stats

Rangers have been very strong on the road so far with a massive 24 points collected from 9 Premiership games. 8 wins, 0 draws and 1 defeat is the record so far. In general it has been a productive period now for Rangers as they haven't lost any of their last 18 games.

600 minutes! That's how long the Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Rangers are travelling after their nice 2-0 home win in the Premiership against St. Mirren (placed 9th). Wright, attacking player, was the top performer on the team in that game, scoring a match rating of 8.11. Wright scored one goal, hit the woodwork once, hit one key pass, dribled past the opponent 4 of 4 times and had 42 successful passes (of 48 total).

That result followed a home victory 1-0 versus Dundee United.

After this away game Rangers return home for a Scottish Cup game against Stirling Albion. That game is only three sleeps after this.

The Rangers manager Bronckhorst has got the team scoring on the road, with 21 away goals in 9 league matches. It's not easy to score on Rangers as they have only conceded 7 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

The latest H2H match ended Rangers - Aberdeen 2-2, earlier this season. Last ten meetings between these participants: Aberdeen won one, Rangers triumphed in six and we saw three draws. six games with more than 2,5 goals, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

AberdeenC. Ramírez
C. Ramírez
8 goals
RangersA. Morelos Aviléz
A. Morelos Aviléz
8 goals
RangersJ. Aribo
J. Aribo
6 goals

Aberdeen missing players

Rangers missing players

Aberdeen Rangers
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
20 10 3 Played P 3 9 20
8 6 1 Won W 2 8 16
3 1 0 Drew D 0 0 3
9 3 2 Lost L 1 1 1
25 15 3 Scored S 4 21 43
24 9 5 Conceded C 2 7 14
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
75% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 67% 75%
45% 40% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 56% 50%
15% 10% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 33% 25%
10% 10% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 22% 15%
55% 50% 67% BTTS BTTS 33% 56% 50%
20% 30% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 33% 45%
25% 20% 33% Failed to Score F T 33% 11% 5%
 
5.2 6.6 8 Corners for (avg) C F 7 7.9 8.4
5.3 4.5 5 Corners against (avg) C A 4.7 4.8 3.4
2 1.3 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 2 1.6
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
13.1 15.2 15.3 Shots (avg) S ( 16 18 19.9
5.2 5.2 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.3 6.2 6.8
24% 29% 17% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 38% 31%
 
8.6 5.8 5 Shots against (avg) S A 5.7 7.1 5.8
2.4 1.7 1.7 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 2.3 3.3 2.5
Key stats in Premiership this season:
  • Aberdeen have the fewest matches under the total-line (5) in Premiership
  • Aberdeen have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Aberdeen haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Rangers have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Rangers have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Rangers have the fewest conceded goals (7) away in Premiership
  • Rangers have the most points (24) away in Premiership
  • Rangers have the most points from losing position (16) in Premiership
  • Rangers have the most scored goals (21) away in Premiership
  • Rangers have the most scored goals (43) in Premiership
  • Rangers have the most scored goals in the second half (22) in Premiership
  • Rangers have the the best goal difference (+14) away in Premiership
  • Rangers have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded.
  • Rangers haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Rangers is in the best form (6-0-0) in Premiership

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rangers 20 16 3 1 43 14 11 8 3 0 22 7 9 8 0 1 21 7 29 51
2 Celtic 20 14 3 3 42 12 9 7 2 0 22 2 11 7 1 3 20 10 30 45
3 Hearts 20 10 6 4 29 18 10 6 3 1 18 8 10 4 3 3 11 10 11 36
4 Motherwell 20 9 4 7 25 27 11 7 1 3 17 15 9 2 3 4 8 12 -2 31
5 Hibernian 20 8 5 7 24 22 10 5 2 3 12 10 10 3 3 4 12 12 2 29
6 Aberdeen 20 8 3 9 25 24 10 6 1 3 15 9 10 2 2 6 10 15 1 27
7 Dundee United 20 7 4 9 16 23 10 5 0 5 7 11 10 2 4 4 9 12 -7 25
8 Livingston 20 5 5 10 16 26 9 2 2 5 7 11 11 3 3 5 9 15 -10 20
9 St. Mirren 20 3 10 7 18 31 10 1 6 3 7 9 10 2 4 4 11 22 -13 19
10 Ross County 20 4 6 10 27 35 9 2 3 4 14 17 11 2 3 6 13 18 -8 18
11 Dundee 20 4 4 12 18 37 10 3 3 4 12 16 10 1 1 8 6 21 -19 16
12 St. Johnstone 20 3 5 12 11 25 11 1 3 7 9 17 9 2 2 5 2 8 -14 14

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The Scottish Premiership is the top division of football in Scotland, the Scottish Professional Football League. Twelve teams play 38 fixtures to top the league table in a season running from August to May. The teams first meet each other three times. Then the league splits in two for five more games.