Aberdeen vs RangersScottish Cup, KO: 13:30 Mar 3, 2019, Pittodrie
IT'S been action-packed in recent seasons – sometimes for the wrong reasons – and I expect a cracker when old foes Aberdeen and Rangers meet in the Scottish Cup today.
Celtic have already booked their last-eight place to stay on course for a treble treble but both of these clubs would love to be the one that puts a halt to their historic bid.
Rangers must feel Brendan Rodgers' exit to Leicester has given them a greater chance of a trophy this season but they'll be pushed all the way by Aberdeen.
Unfortunately for the Dons their home record is poor and the lost 4-2 to Rangers in the league at Pittodrie last month.
Steven Gerrard's side have netted 14 without reply in their last three and were convincing 4-2 winners in the nort-east that day.
That result was overshadowed by Alfredo Morelos's sending-off – his third red against the Dons in three meetings this season with one rescinded.
The Colombian has netted five in two starts since and surely he's got a better of chance of scoring in the Granite City than taking an early bath.
Morelos is evens at McBookie to net, 7-2 to score first, 9-10 to be booked and 5-1 to be booked first.
Even if Alfie behaves there's every chance of a red in the match with the quarter-final meaning so much to both clubs and that pays 3-1 with bet365.
There were two when the sides last me – Morelos and Dons defender Scott McKenna for scrapping and Gers keeper Allan McGregor being found guilty by the compliance officer for a lunge on Ferguson.
Another player who loves behaving badly in this fixture is Dons' young midfielder Lewis Ferguson – son of ex-Ger Derke and nephew of former skipper Barry. The youngster has been cautioned three times in three meetings and is evens with McBookie to be carded.
The Dons followed a 2-2 draw with St Mirren by losing at home to Hamilton in midweek shocker and you have to fancy Rangers here.
This Scottish Cup match between Aberdeen and Rangers will be played on Mar 3, 2019 and kick off at 13:30