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History of the Rangers v Aberdeen fixture

Aberdeen face a trip to Rangers at Ibrox Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dons will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 81 and win only 25 of the 135 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Rangers running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009 Sat 24 Jan Aberdeen 0 - 0 Rangers SPL
2008/2009 Sat 22 Nov Rangers 2 - 0 Aberdeen SPL
2008/2009 Sat 23 Aug Aberdeen 1 - 1 Rangers SPL
2007/2008 Thu 22 May Aberdeen 2 - 0 Rangers SPL
2007/2008 Sat 01 Mar Rangers 3 - 1 Aberdeen SPL
2007/2008 Sun 23 Dec Aberdeen 1 - 1 Rangers SPL
2007/2008 Sun 23 Sep Rangers 3 - 0 Aberdeen SPL

Recent respective form guides

Rangers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Huns, with 5 goals against.

In contrast to Rangers, Aberdeen are having a torrid time on their travels, losing just one from the last six, but amazingly drawing the other five. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Rangers sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 80 points from their 36 games. Aberdeen's 50 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Rangers 6 5 1 0 13 4 16
Aberdeen 6 1 3 2 4 7 6

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad sees this game edging towards a narrow win for the Huns, as the Dons have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Rangers Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Aberdeen Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.