FM Preview: Rangers v Aberdeen 21 Jan 2012

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History of the Rangers v Aberdeen fixture

Aberdeen face a trip to Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dons will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 85 and win only 25 of the 140 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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2011/2012 Sat 29 Oct Aberdeen 1 - 2 Rangers SPL
2011/2012 Sun 28 Aug Rangers 2 - 0 Aberdeen SPL
2010/2011 Wed 13 Apr Aberdeen 0 - 1 Rangers SPL
2010/2011 Sat 13 Nov Rangers 2 - 0 Aberdeen SPL
2010/2011 Sun 26 Sep Aberdeen 2 - 3 Rangers SPL
2009/2010 Wed 07 Apr Rangers 3 - 1 Aberdeen SPL
2009/2010 Sat 28 Nov Aberdeen 1 - 0 Rangers SPL

Recent respective form guides

Rangers 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 11 goals for the Currants, with four goals against.

The Dons have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on three occasions, but drawing one and losing two. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Dons, and six goals against.

Rangers' total of 54 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the European places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Aberdeen see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 25 points from their 23 games played so far,

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 4 0 2 12 5 12
Aberdeen 6 3 2 1 8 3 11

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the House Ofs. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Rangers Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 9.
Aberdeen 6 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.