Aberdeen take on Rangers for a mammoth opening to the Scottish Premier League 2018-19 action. Aberdeen were able to finish three points ahead of Rangers last season but early-season results have so far been disappointing for the Dons. Steven Gerrard is in the process of creating a revolution at Rangers and the team started the campaign with aspirations of the first SPL title since 2010-11. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Aberdeen began the campaign with aspirations of reaching the Europa League group stages but those objectives have been dealt with an early blow. Aberdeen suffered a 4-1 defeat on aggregate against Burnley.
Rangers managed a close 2-1 aggregate win over Osijek to reach the third round of qualification in the Europa League. Last season, Rangers finished in the third spot for the second time in the last three seasons.
The recent encounter between Aberdeen and Rangers finished as a 1-1 draw at the Pittodrie Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect another stalemate in the offering.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Despite being the home team, Aberdeen are at a higher price of 2.90 for a victory while Rangers are at a price of 2.40 for the same outcome. The hosts carry the disappointment of Europa League failure while Rangers will look forward to the third round of qualification match. Even though Rangers have a strong desire to make a winning start of the campaign, Steven Gerrard is likely to place greater emphasis on qualification to the Europe League group stages. Rangers also have an excellent record at the Pittodrie Stadium with four wins in the last six trips. Our preview, though, would opt for a safer option of a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Aberdeen win odds: 2.90
Rangers win odds: 2.40
Correct Score odds
The recent matches between Aberdeen and Rangers at the Pittodrie Stadium have been extremely competitive with a clean sheet recorded just once – back in April 2017. We expect this game to be no less competitive with both teams looking for a winning start to the season. However, the competitive nature makes our correct score prediction go with a 1-1 draw – like in the recent encounter back in May.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This fixture may not be a stranger when it comes to experiencing matches with a high number of goals, but the two teams may adopt a cautious approach this time around. Rangers have been defensively solid with four sheets in the last five games. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Steven Gerrard may have brought in several players over the summer but Alfredo Morelos remains the key centre forward for Rangers. The striker is already off the mark after scoring the only goal in the first leg victory over Osijek. The striker scored in his only appearance against Aberdeen last season and our first goalscorer prediction would back Alfredo Morelos.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Alfredo Morelos at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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