RANGERS take on Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership tomorrow evening and we’ve pulled together everything about the fixture in one handy place.
NICKNAMES: The Dons,The Dandies.
STADIUM: Pittodrie Stadium
GROUND CAPACITY: 20,866
PITCH SIZE: 100m x 66m
MANAGER: Derek McInnes
REFEREE: John Beaton
ASSISTANTS: Alan Mulvaney, Alasdair Ross
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Alan Newlands
KICK OFF: 19:45
COMPETITION: Scottish Premiership
DONS LAST MATCH
ABERDEEN ALL MATCHES:
ABERDEEN LEAGUE MATCHES:
LAST SIX GERS V DONS RESULTS:
W – 09/04/2017 LEAGUE 3-0 Miller x2, Dodoo.
W – 03/12/2016 LEAGUE 2-1 Miller, Hodson
L – 25/09/2016 LEAGUE 1-2 Halliday
D – 21/01/2012 LEAGUE 1-1 Edu
W – 29/10/2011 LEAGUE 2-1 Jelavic, Lafferty
W – 28/08/2011 LEAGUE 2-0 Davis, Naismith
OPPOSITION MANAGER VIEW
Derek McInnes, Aberdeen manager: (via Evening Express) “Although we weren’t at our best against Inverness we were still the better team. We got the win and another clean sheet, so we can move on to the next one with confidence.
Winning 10 home games in a row was a fantastic achievement so we told the players not to feel too down about themselves.
“They were upset they never reached the same level of performance as they did at Dundee, but it’s the same three points they earned at the end of it all.”
- Jimmy Smith and Ally McCoist are joint top scorers for Rangers in league matches against the Dons with 11 goals each. Of the current squad Kenny Miller has netted eight league goals in matches with Aberdeen.
- Only seven Rangers players have scored league hat-tricks in this fixture. Kris Boyd was the most recent in March 2007 with others coming from RG Campbell, Jimmy Fleming, Max Murray, Jonatan Johansson and, most famously Paul Gascoigne, whose treble secured 8 in a Row. James Fiddes is the only Gers player who has managed four goals in these games.
- Billy Dodds can claim to be the most recent player to have scored for both sides in this fixture. He netted five league goals for Aberdeen and once for Rangers between 1994 and 2000, although Richard Foster also has a claim to this feat, albeit both his goals coming as an Aberdeen player, an own goal in 2009 to give Rangers a 2-1 win at Ibrox and a consolation strike for the Dons in a 2-1 defeat at Pittodrie in 2011
- Draws feature heavily in matches between Rangers and Aberdeen with the most frequent scoreline over the years being 1-1 which has occurred no fewer than 31 times with 0-0 following closely behind on 27 occasions. 2-0 and 2-1 victories for Rangers have both happened 23 times.
THE LAST TIME
RANGERS 2-1 ABERDEEN | 3 DECEMBER 2016
RANGERS produced a quite stunning three goals in four minutes to defeat Aberdeen at Pittodrie for the first time in over six years.
Having been up against it for much of the second half, Kenny Miller bagged an incredible brace before substitute Joe Dodoo rounded off the rout to send the thousands of travelling Gers supporters back to Glasgow in raptures.
RANGERS: Foderingham, Tavernier, Bates, D Wilson, Beerman, Holt, Hyndman (Windass, 53), Toral, Miller, Garner (Dodoo, 70) Waghorn (Halliday, 80).
SUBS NOT USED: Alnwick, McKay, Hodson, A Wilson.
ABERDEEN: Lewis, Logan, Shinnie, Considine, Taylor, McLean, Rooney, McGinn, Hayes, O’Connor, Jack.
SUBS: Alexander, Christie, Pawlett, Stockley, Wright, Ross, Storey.
REFEREE: Kevin Clancy
READ A MATCH REPORT HERE
HOW TO WATCH
If you’re outside the UK or Ireland then you can enjoy the whole of the Aberdeen match live on RangersTV.
Regular commentator Tom Miller will bring you full commentary throughout the 90 minutes with former player Peter Lovenkrands on co-commentary.
In a packed pre-match show you will be able to watch an exclusive interview with Gers boss Pedro Caixinha and captain Lee Wallace.
At half time we’ll review the best of the action and have Myles Beerman answering your ‘On the Spot’ questions.
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