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Last updated : 22 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aberdeen v rangers fixture

Aberdeen prepare to entertain rangers at Pittodrie Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 44 of the 128 previous games, with the Dons winning just 35.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pittodrie Stadium was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out 0-2 winners in a Scottish League Cup match to end Aberdeen's unbeaten run. However, the Dons can take comfort from the fact that the two previous league meetings at Pittodrie were comfortable draws.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 31 Octrangers5 - 0AberdeenSPL
2004/2005Wed 22 SepAberdeen0-2rangersSLC
2004/2005Sat 07 AugAberdeen0 - 0rangersSPL
2003/2004Sat 14 FebAberdeen1 - 1rangersSPL
2003/2004Sat 22 Novrangers3 - 0AberdeenSPL
2003/2004Sat 16 AugAberdeen2 - 3rangersSPL
2002/2003Sat 01 Febrangers2 - 1AberdeenSPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

rangers have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Aberdeen find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 36 points they have accumulated from 22 games. rangers are just behind rivals Celtic, in 2nd, having taken 53 points from 22 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

Stand-Free's prediction ...

Aberdeen are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and as such the visitors may scrape a share of the points. Draw

Sequence statistics:
AberdeenFailed to win in previous 2 home matches.
rangersNot won in previous 2 away matches.