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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 82 and win only 25 of the 136 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2009, the Huns carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009 Sat 16 May Rangers 2 - 1 Aberdeen SPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Rangers could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, the Huns have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded four.

In complete contrast to Rangers, Aberdeen are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just one and draw two of the last six. The Dons have scored seven goals in these games, but conceded an alarming nine.

Rangers's total of 11 points from their five games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Aberdeen lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 8 from their five games so far.

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Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Rangers 6 4 2 0 12 4 14
Aberdeen 6 2 2 2 7 6 8

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see 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 8 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 18 matches.
Aberdeen Not won in previous 2 away matches.