Rangers vs AberdeenScottish Premiership, KO: 15:00 May 7, 2023, Ibrox
RANGERS face a depressing end to their season with five meaningless games to go in what will be a trophyless season and they face an in-form Aberdeen at Ibrox.
Michael Beale was once again left frustrated last week at Hampden when his Rangers side again played well for long spells against Celtic, but shot themselves in the foot with more defensive errors.
That 1-0 ScottishCup semi-final defeat at Hampden was actually Rangers' third defeat in four and it's little wonder a huge clear-out is underway at Ibrox both on the pitch and in the boardroom.
Beale now must decide whether to continue to field the deadwood in his squad like Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent, who will be leaving at the end of the season and were utterly ineffective last week, or whether to give an opportunity to his fringe players and kids.
They will face a hungry Dons side who inflicted their first defeat of Rangers at Pittodrie in seven years in the game before the split.
Barry Robson was given the Aberdeen job permanently this week and that was hardly unexpected after a hugely impressive transformation that has seen them win seven games in a row and leave Hearts in their slipstream in the battle for third place.
How the bookies view it
Rangers are strong favourites here despite recent form and can be backed at 8/25 with UniBet.
Recent head to heads
Aberdeen won 2-0 at Pittodrie a couple of weeks ago for a rare win over Rangers. Rangers won the three previous games this season including one after extra time at Hampden in the League Cup semi-final.
Players to watch
Fashion Sakala owes Rangers fans for two horror misses against Aberdeen and Celtic in two games in a row. The Zambian international is 7/4 to score anytime with Wiliam Hill.
Bojam Miovski was the man who sealed the win for Aberdeen in the last meeting and the North Macedonian striker also scored against Rangers at Hampden. He is 16/5 to score anytime with UniBet.
Anything else catch the eye?
There could be a bit of a flat atmosphere at Ibrox and there's every chance Celtic will have sealed the title by half time if they win at Hearts.
Aberdeen go into this bursting with confidence and with the Rangers line-up either deflated after last week or untried with fringe men or kids, the Dons are worth backing on the double chance market of a draw or a win at a big price of 13/5 with Paddy Power.
On a similar note, the Dons are 20/21 with McBookie.com with a two-goal handicap and that looks a bit disrespectful for a team who have something to play for unlike Rangers and are on a great run.
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