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Aberdeen vs Rangers: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

2:45 PM GMT 18/01/2022
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Rangers are looking to make it 10 wins in a row in the Premiership although they take on an Aberdeen team that have won four of their last five
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Rangers will be aiming to extend their lead at the top of the Premiership table when they travel to Pittodrie to take on Aberdeen on Tuesday.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's team are three points ahead of Celtic with a game in hand, although they take on a Dons side that have won four of the last five fixtures.

Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.

Game

Aberdeen vs Rangers

Date

Tuesday, January 18th

Kick-off time

7:45pm GMT

Aberdeen vs Rangers TV channel, live stream & how to watch

Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event is showing Aberdeen vs Rangers live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using Sky Go.

UK TV channel

UK online stream

Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event

Sky Go

Aberdeen team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Lewis, Woods, Ritchie

Defenders

MacKenzie, Considine, Gallagher, Devlin, Gurr, Ramsay, Bates, Hernandez

Midfielders

McCrorie, Brown, McGeouch, Ojo, Hayes, Ferguson, Janks, Campbell, Kennedy, Milne, Barron, Polvara

Forwards

Watkins, Ramirez, McGinn, Hedges, Emmanuel-Thomas, McLenan, Kane

Dante Polvara is in line to make his debut after signing from Georgetown University in the USA, although Michael Devlin and Dylan McGeouch are both doubts due to injury.

Predicted Aberdeen starting XI: Lewis; Hayes, McCrorie, Bates, Ramsay; Polvara, Brown; Watkins, Ferguson, Hedges; Ramirez

Rangers team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

McGregor, McCrorie, McLaughlin, Firth

Defenders

Tavernier, Bassey, Helander, Goldson, Simpson, Balogun, Barisic, King, McClelland

Midfielders

Lundstram, Hagi, Jack, Davis, Aribo, Kamara, Bacuna, Wright, Ofoborh, Arfield, Hastie, Sands

Forwards

Morelos, Sakala, Itten, Roofe, Kent, Barker

Cedric Itten is available after returning early from his loan spell at Greuther Furth, with James Sands also an option following his arrival on loan from New York City FC.

Joe Aribo is on international duty with Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations, although Leon Balogun is in line to play after failing to make the Super Eagles squad.

Predicted Rangers starting XI: McGregor; Barisic, Goldson, Balogun, Tavernier; Kamara, Lundstram; Kent, Arfield, Hagi; Morelos

Betting odds & tips

Rangers is favourite to beat Aberdeen at 13/20 (1.65) with bet365. At 9/2 (5.50) to win, Aberdeen are considered the underdogs.

Alfredo Morelos is 10/3 (4.33) to be first goalscorer after scoring in four of his last five fixtures, while Christian Ramirez is rated 17/2 (9.50) to break the deadlock for the hosts.

Having won six and lost none of their last nine games against Aberdeen, Rangers look a strong bet to come out on top at Pittodrie. Considering the Dons have only failed to find the net twice in 13 home matches this season, odds of 3/1 (4.0) could be well worth backing on Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men coming out on top in a game that features goals at both ends.

Recent results & form

Aberdeen last five results

Rangers last five results

Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee (26/12/22)

Rangers 2-0 St Mirren (26/12/22)

Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen (22/12/22)

Rangers 1-0 Dundee United (18/12/22)

St Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen (11/12/22)

Rangers 2-0 St Johnstone (15/12/22)

Aberdeen 4-1 St Mirren (04/12/22)

Hearts 0-2 Rangers (12/12/22)

Aberdeen 2-0 Livingston (01/12/22)

Lyon 1-1 Rangers (09/12/22)

Having won each of their last nine league matches prior to the winter break, Rangers will be optimistic of picking up where they left off at Pittodrie.

Indeed, the Gers have not lost a Premiership match at this ground since 2016 and are unbeaten in 18 league fixtures in total coming into this one.

However, Aberdeen were also on an upwards trajectory before Christmas, winning four out of their last five games and have conceded more than once in only two of their last 15 home fixtures.

All in all, a fiercely-contested clash seems likely between two teams eager to get back to business after over three weeks off.

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. Please gamble responsibly.