Aberdeen vs Rangers
Scottish Premier League action tomorrow as their league starts for a new season. The game that stands out to me is a game that will be played at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen. The kick-off time will be 13:00 UK mainland.
The game will be played between Aberdeen and Rangers. The home side has been pretty good in recent seasons, however, I think this season with Steven Gerrard in charge of Rangers it will be a tighter and tougher league. I think it will be between Celtic, Rangers and possibly Aberdeen.
Aberdeen's squad isn't too bad when you look on paper, the issue I have in games I've seen them play in is they can be quite inconsistent and liable to concede goals, especially against the better teams. The friendlies they've played this preseason along with the Europa League qualification games vs Burnley have been ok and the majority of the games have seen BTTS.
The game will be live on Sky and I expect the fans to be loud from both sides, this will make the game a bit of a slow one in terms of goals.
The away side have a legend in charge now and he has a lot of pressure on him to perform. He's managed the Liverpool youth sides but never a club the size of Rangers, the expectations from a club of this scale is massive and the fans will be quick to turn if the performances/results are not up to scratch.
Gerrard has done good business, in my opinion, this year and has used his contacts at Liverpool to get a few of the younger, unused players up to Scotland. Rangers haven't lost vs Aberdeen in their last 4 games, I would expect this run to continue too.
The quality that Rangers have is far better than Aberdeen. I like James Tavernier as he was an ex Rotherham player. I've seen a lot of his performances, he delivers a great ball and is also fantastic with free kicks. They have a great range of youth and experience and I expect a good performance and a result here.
I'll be backing Rangers at a price of 2.44 with Pinnacle. Good luck all.
Aberdeen vs Rangers prediction
Rangers Wins @ 2.44 with Pinnacle