Rangers vs Aberdeen prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 15/01/2023

Rangers vs Aberdeen prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 15/01/2023
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Rangers vs Aberdeen prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 15/01/2023

Rangers - Aberdeen

Scotland League Cup - Ibrox

2nd Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Rangers welcome Aberdeen to Ibrox on Sunday for a 3pm kick off in the Scottish League Cup.

Rangers vs Aberdeen: Our top betting predictions

Rangers are all but mathematically done in the Scottish Premiership title race, which puts huge pressure on this competition. Can they send a statement by breezing past Aberdeen and into the final? Find out with our Rangers vs Aberdeen match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Rangers to win

When it comes to big games Rangers know how to equip themselves and, make no mistake, this is a big game for the Glasgow giants in a few different ways. We are predicting that they'll win this game and advance to the final. It's not just the ability to handle the occasion that favours Rangers though. Everything else does too. Rangers come into this game in terrific form having gone unbeaten across their last nine with seven wins and two draws; that's starkly contrasted to Aberdeen who have won just three of their last 10 matches with six defeats in that period. In the head to head history, Rangers have won each of the last three meetings but haven't lost to Aberdeen since March 2019 – that was 13 meetings ago!

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Going south of 3.5 goals

We now turn our attention to the total goals market and our prediction is for this game going under 3.5. Rangers have passed that threshold in only two of their last five matches whilst racking up a combined tally of 15 goals; that gives them a game average of just 3.0 goals. Aberdeen meanwhile have also seen three of their past five games go under that 3.5 cut off but with their game average coming in even lower than Rangers' at a lowly 2.8 goals per game.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Rangers vs Aberdeen

Head to Head

20/12/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Aberdeen

Rangers

2

3

29/10/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Rangers

Aberdeen

4

1

10/09/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Aberdeen

Rangers

0

0

05/03/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Rangers

Aberdeen

1

0

18/01/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Aberdeen

Rangers

1

1

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28/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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St Johnstone

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Rangers

0

2

W

21/01/23

Scotland FA Cup Scotland

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St Johnstone

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Rangers

0

1

W

18/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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Kilmarnock

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Rangers

2

3

W

15/01/23

Scotland League Cup SLC

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Aberdeen

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Rangers

1

2

W

08/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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Dundee Utd

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Rangers

0

2

W

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28/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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Hibernian

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Aberdeen

6

0

L

23/01/23

Scotland FA Cup Scotland

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Darvel FC

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Aberdeen

1

0

L

18/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

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Hearts

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Aberdeen

5

0

L

15/01/23

Scotland League Cup SLC

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Rangers

Rangers vs Aberdeen prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 15/01/2023

Aberdeen

2

1

L

07/01/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Rangers vs Aberdeen prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 15/01/2023

St Johnstone

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Aberdeen

0

2

W

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game and how might that impact your view of our predictions? Let's find out.

Rangers odds: 5/9 (1.56) – 64%

Draw odds: 10/3 (4.33) – 23%

Aberdeen odds: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%

Rangers are fairly heavily odds on to win this game inside 90 minutes and that price shortens drastically if you focus on the ‘to qualify' market. Aberdeen meanwhile will know they have their work cut out and, actually, despite strong odds of 4/1 (5.00) to win the game you could argue that's not great value when assessing all the available stats. The total goals market for this game is another where the bookies are adamant of what will happen; the over 2.5 market, which is a commonly used threshold, is priced sub 1/2 (1.50) hence we've moved our prediction benchmark to work off a 3.5 cut off.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Rangers vs Aberdeen

Rangers

Rangers have been in great form of late so mass changes to their team are highly unlikely ahead of such a big game. That said, it's hard not to talk about the injury list they have. Seven players are currently sidelined with Steven Davis, Ianis Hagi and Tom Lawrence all notable names ruled out.

Predicted lineup – McLaughlin (GK), Barisic, Davies, Goldson, Tavernier, Jack, Lundstram, Kent, Tillman, Sakala, Colak

Aberdeen

In a situation that is the complete opposite of their opposition, Aberdeen come into this semi-final clash with no injuries in their squad. That will allow them to field their strongest possible lineup for this match. Given they ended a five game winless run last time out, a close to unchanged XI isn't impossible.

Predicted lineup – Roos (GK), McCrorie, Stewart, Scales, Coulson, Ramadani, Shinnie, Kennedy, Clarkson, Duk, Miovski

Starting Lineups

Rangers

71
Malik Tillman
us
30
Fashion Sakala
zm
20
Alfredo Morelos
co
14
Ryan Kent
gb
31
Borna Barisic
hr
26
Ben Davies
gb
4
John Lundstram
gb
6
Connor Goldson
gb
2
James Tavernier
gb
1
Allan McGregor
gb
8
Ryan Jack
gb
Substitutes
29
Charlie McCann
gb
37
Scott Arfield
ca
23
Scott Wright
gb
44
Adam Devine
gb
18
Glen Kamara
fi
38
Leon Thomas King
gb
25
Kemar Roofe
gb
33
Jon Mclaughlin
gb
51
Alex Lowry
gb

Aberdeen

9
Bojan Miovski
mk
33
Matthew Kennedy
gb
11
Luis Henrique Barros Lopes
pt
20
Leighton Clarkson
gb
4
Liam Scales
ie
16
Ylber Ramadani
al
22
Hayden Coulson
gb
2
Ross McCrorie
gb
24
Kelle Roos
nl
5
Anthony Stewart
gb
6
Graeme Shinnie
gb
Substitutes
25
Jayden Richardson
gb
8
Connor Barron
gb
14
Patrik Myslovic
sk
10
Vicente Besuijen
nl
99
Christian Ramirez
us
1
Joe Lewis
gb
15
Marley Watkins
gb
17
Jonny Hayes
ie
23
Ryan Duncan
gb

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

Our player to watch in this match is Rangers man Fashion Sakala. The Zambian forward has been in really good form of late. He has goal contributions (one goal and one assist) in his last two games whilst his longer term form has seen him score three and assist two in six games.

A quickfire FAQ on Rangers vs Aberdeen

Rangers vs Aberdeen prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Ibrox Stadium
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Rangers
  • What time does the match kick off?  15:00 GMT