If ever there was a fixture that proved how important home advantage can be, Rangers versus Aberdeen is it.
While Rangers went three-and-a-half seasons between 2006 and 2010 without winning a single game against Aberdeen at Pittodrie, they have now gone an incredible 20 years unbeaten against the Dons in the league at Ibrox.
That run consists of an astonishing 38 games since Aberdeen last left Govan with all three points, going all the way back to 1992.
While Rangers often dread their trips up north to face one of their fiercest rivals, there are few matches on the calendar that they look forward to more than when they host the Reds in their own back yard.
Aberdeen have only scored eight goals in 24 games at Ibrox since the SPL began 14 years ago – that is an average of one goal every three games.
Given Rangers’ tendency to score two or more goals against Aberdeen, coupled with the fact that they have won the last two meetings between the sides at Ibrox 2-0, a price of 19/4 on a repeat scoreline this time around looks like being a great shout.
Meanwhile, Rangers have scored two or more goals against the Dons in every single match bar one in the last nine meetings.
It really is one of the most one-sided fixtures in Scottish football.
With that in mind, bwin’s odds of 9/1 for Aberdeen to win on Saturday seem rather generous on the away side, but not so good for punters looking for an upset.
Odds of 3/10 on a Rangers win will not offer large returns, so it might pay to look away from the 3Way football betting market in order to make a profit from this one.
Given Aberdeen’s woeful goalscoring record in Govan, odds of 91/100 on Rangers to win to nil might represent decent value, while odds of 18/25 on Aberdeen to draw a blank could also offer a moderate return.
But given Rangers’ tendency to score two or more goals against Aberdeen, coupled with the fact that they have won the last two meetings between the sides at Ibrox 2-0, a price of 19/4 on a repeat scoreline this time around looks like being a great shout.
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