Last updated: 30 Jul 15:01
Glasgow Rangers are determined to stop the domination of Celtic, which just had been crowned as a champion for the 9th consecutive year, which is a historical record. Glasgow finished on the podium, in 2nd place when the season was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The formation of Steven Gerrard played faultlessly in its summer preparation, gaining 4 successes in friendly matches played against the french teams Lyon (2-0) and Nice (2-0), against Motherwell (4-0) and against Coventry (2-0) on July 25.
Unbeaten against Aberdeen since 4 direct confrontations (2 wins and 2 draws), Glasgow wants to start this new season with a victory at Pittodrie Stadium.
Aberdeen, which finished in 4th place in 2019-2020, skipped the friendly games in June-July. Cosgrove's have won only 2 of their last 4 official meetings against St. Mirren (2-0) for the Scottish Cup and against Hibernian (3-1).
They lost against Ross County (1-2) at home then shared the points with Kilmarnock (2-2). We expect that Aberdeen could lack physical strength for this official return to the Scottish Premier League after almost 5 months without any games played.
Below we are going to show the key reasons for our prediction:
Rangers won 1 game and made 2 draws in their last 3 visits to Pittodrie Stadium.
Advantage Glasgow with 2 wins and 2 draws in the previous 4 direct confrontations.
Glasgow Rangers are on an ongoing streak of 4 straight wins in friendly matches.
Glasgow finished the 2019-2020 season in 2nd place.
Aberdeen finished 4th in the previous year.
Aberdeen without official or any game since March
Betting Tip By Betting.com Away to win and over 2.5 at odds around at 2.10
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22 winners out of 36 predicted games
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Aberdeen finished 4th last season, after a strange season which actually didn't end at the field but in the office by the decisions made by the Scottish Football Federation. Aberdeen manager Derek Mclnnes said early this week "It's the type of fixture that is traditionally well known for its atmosphere and that adds the spice to the game".
His words we understand as a regret that the game at Pittodrie Stadium will be played without supporters who can motivate his side.A very unusual decision by Aberdeen's staff to start the new campaign without playing even one friendly game.
Last 3 games between Aberdeen and Rangers in Aberdeen finished with Goal/Goal
In the previous 5 games with Aberdeen as a host, both teams gained 3 points once and in 3 of the occasions, the final result was a draw.
Last match played by Aberdeen was the 0-2 against St. Mirren on February 29
Without a doubt, after Steve G arrived at Glasgow, we are watching a different Glasgow team which believes that it can finally break the Celtic dominance(9 titles in a row). Rangers made really thrilling games in the European League, and they are still in the race of winning this year's competition.
The last official game played by the Blues was the Europa League play-off against Bayer Leverkusen, lost by the Scottish side by 1-3. In the three months pause, Glasgow played 4 friendly games and paid attention to its defence - the team didn't concede a goal as it won 3 times by 2-0 and once 4-0 and the opponents weren't weak teams from lower divisions. Rangers played against Lyon, Nice, Coventry and Motherwell.
Rangers won 0-1 against Ross County in their last official Premiership game.
Rangers won 4 official matches in the last 6 months, signed 2 draws and left the field twice beaten.
Over the past season, Rangers have averaged 2.07 goals scored and 0.80 conceded
The home games of the last season most often ended with a result of 1: 0, 2: 2 and 1: 2.
Next game for Aberdeen will be away against St.Johnstone on August 8.
Meanwhile, Rangers will play the second leg of the Europa League playoffs against Bayer Leverkusen on August 5.
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