Rangers v Aberdeen Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 12 March 2019

Scottish Cup replay set to be another tight affair

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ScotlandRangers v AberdeenScotland
Tuesday 12th 1945hrs 
Football – Scotland – Scottish Cup
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathon Bet
Odds: 51/50 (odds taken 21.10 GMT, Monday 11th March)

Nothing could separate Rangers and Aberdeen the first time they clashed in the quarter final of the Scottish Cup but there has to be a winner as the two try again in the replay at Ibrox on Tuesday, with the winners due to face Celtic in the next round.

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Rangers Preview

It was another disappointing away result in the league for Rangers at the weekend as they failed to see out the game against Hibs on Friday, conceding late on for a 1-1 final score. It’s a result that means they have failed to gain ground on Celtic who themselves dropped points and with a game less to chase down that lead, again makes the Scottish Cup that bit more important as Steven Gerrard attempts to finish his first season in charge with some silverware. Gerrard has admitted himself that his team were not at their best in the first match with Aberdeen, requiring a Joe Worrall goal in the second half to secure this replay. Similar to the previous round when Rangers were held by Kilmarnock away from home only to thump them at a second attempt, the Ibrox club will be hoping that they can see off Aberdeen on Tuesday and book what would be a fourth straight Scottish Cup semi-final against rivals Celtic at Hampden. Having not won the competition since 2009 and their supporters are desperate to see their club gain some success in what has been mainly a barren decade. To do that, they must overcome a very stubborn and well organised Aberdeen team.

 

Key-Facts – Rangers v Aberdeen

  • Rangers and Aberdeen have clashed five times already this season, four of them containing two or fewer goals
  • Aberdeen are now unbeaten in eight away games having drawn 0-0 with Celtic on Saturday
  • The winners will face Celtic in the semi-final at Hampden in April

 

Aberdeen Preview

This will be Aberdeen’s second game in Glasgow in the space of three days having achieved a deserved draw at Celtic Park on Saturday in the league. It was only recently that the Dons had a pretty terrible record playing in Glasgow against Celtic and Rangers but the last year or so has seen a marked improvement. Central to that is their defensive performances. Taking into account both league and cup matches against the big two Glasgow clubs, Aberdeen have conceded just two goals in five matches, both against Celtic. They’ve won both matches against Rangers (at Ibrox in the league and Hampden in the League Cup) by a score of 1-0 and their performance against the league leaders at the weekend will give them further confidence of getting they result they need to progress to the last four of another domestic cup competition. Manager Derek McInnes will be without the services of top scorer Sam Cosgrove who picked up a yellow card in the game at Pittodrie earlier this month. He has been excellent this season and will be a big miss for the visitors – both for his goals and overall play.

Rangers v Aberdeen Betting Advice

This is a big rivalry game and with the two teams having faced each so much already this season (this is the sixth match between Rangers and Aberdeen), there have been numerous incidents and controversial moments that will see tomorrow’s game fiercely competitive as ever. The games previous to this have contained numerous red cards and penalties and you would not discount this one being any different with so much at stake.

In the preview of the first game I noted that these teams are closely matches and that’s illustrated in the meetings that have went before this season. Two 1-1 draws, a pair of 1-0 wins for Aberdeen and the 4-2 success Rangers had at Pittodrie in the league last month tells its own story. There is nothing to suggest that the replay on Tuesday is going to be any different. Aberdeen showed once again on Saturday just how difficult they are to break down on their travels and also extended their unbeaten away run to eight games. It was a run that started with that 1-0 win at Ibrox in December, incidentally. Rangers will be at full strength for this one but all the evidence does point to another tight encounter which is why the selection is the same as it was for the first meeting and for there to be under 2.5 goals. It could well be a tie that goes all the way.


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