Rangers v Aberdeen: Kick-off time, is it on TV, odds, form guide, SPFL match preview, last match, how to stream
Rangers host Derek McInnes’ third-placed Aberdeen side at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon in a Glasgow re-run of the opening day fixture of the SPFL season.
Back then Ryan Kent stroked in the only goal for Steven Gerrard’s side and Andrew Considine was red-carded late on.
Now, 14 games later, Rangers host the Dons at Ibrox continuing to occupy that top spot they earned on August 1 at Pittodrie. Aberdeen are third heading into the weekend, but could be leap-frogged by fourth-placed Hibs who play Celtic on Saturday, before the Dons’ Sunday sojourn south of the River Clyde.
Rangers team news: Steven Gerrard is assessing the squad with many returning from international duty including Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Jack, Jon McLaughlin and Steven Davis. Bongani Zungu has a knee knock after South Africa duty. Niko Katic remains out despite promising injury news and both Jordan Jones and George Edmundson are suspended.
Aberdeen team news: Like Rangers, Aberdeen have several players returning from internationals – including Greg Leigh who scored a double for Jamaica. Lewis Ferguson, Connor McLennan and Ross McCrorie played for Scotland under-21s – but the Rangers loanee will not be permitted to play. Niall McGinn is out with a calf injury but Matty Kennedy is closer to a return as is Funso Ojo. Jonny Hayes and Marley Watkins remain out.
Form: Rangers – WDWWWWWW – 8-0; 3-3; 1-0; 1-0; 2-0; 2-0; 2-0; 2-0
Aberdeen – WLDWDWWL – 2-0; 0-2; 3-3; 4-2; 0-0; 2-1; 3-0; 0-1
Match details: Kick-off 12pm, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
How to watch: The match is live on Sky Sports. Coverage starts at 11am on both Main Event (Sky channel 401) and Sky Sports Football (403). A pay-per-view stream is still available from the home side via RangersTV.
Key stat: Rangers have won just about HALF of all meetings between the sides – 174 of 350 games and haven’t lost to the Dons in the league for almost two years.
Referee: Nick Walsh – the referee has been in charge of two Rangers games this season – both against Livingston. He’s overseen two Dons games – both wins over Hibs and Hamilton and awarded a penalty kick in each.