FM Preview: Aberdeen v Rangers 29 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Aberdeen v Rangers fixture

Aberdeen prepare to entertain Rangers at Pittodrie Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 49 of the 141 previous games, with the Dons winning just 40.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pittodrie Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Rangers inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Dons in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

2011/2012 Sun 28 Aug Rangers 2 - 0 Aberdeen Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Wed 13 Apr Aberdeen 0 - 1 Rangers Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 13 Nov Rangers 2 - 0 Aberdeen Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sun 26 Sep Aberdeen 2 - 3 Rangers Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Wed 07 Apr Rangers 3 - 1 Aberdeen Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sat 28 Nov Aberdeen 1 - 0 Rangers Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sat 26 Sep Rangers 0 - 0 Aberdeen Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Dons, with seven goals against.

Rangers's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. Those games have seen the ***s pummel 13 goals, and let in five.

Aberdeen see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 12 points from their 12 games played so far.

Rangers are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 12 games giving them a return of 32 points.

Current overall team form

Aberdeen 6 2 2 2 13 9 8
Rangers 6 4 1 1 12 4 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Despite the Dons' excellent home form, the Madmen are unable to see past Rangers claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Aberdeen Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Rangers 8 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.

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