The Dons lost to Callum McGregor’s 87th-minute winner for Celtic despite playing an incredibly disciplined defence in their first match back from the World Cup break at Pittodrie Stadium.
Despite playing on their own ground, Jim Goodwin’s team only managed to muster two shots, and Kelle Roos in Aberdeen’s goal made save after save.
With only three minutes of regular time remaining, Celtic’s pressure finally paid off when their captain scored, possibly leaving their opponents mentally and physically exhausted ahead of another difficult game this week.
Although the Gers were defeated by Scotland’s third-place team in their most recent meeting at their stadium in January of this year, there is still a chance for an upset.
After deciding to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst in the managerial dugout with Queens Park Rangers’ Michael Beale, Rangers came out of the break on Thursday with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Hibernian.
At Ibrox Stadium, the visitors twice took the lead in the opening minutes, but quick goals from Ryan Jack and Alfredo Morelos either side of the half gave Beale a victory that was crucial in his first game in charge.
The trip to Aberdeen on Tuesday presents a fantastic opportunity to put some pressure on the Bhoys ahead of their match against Livingston less than 24 hours later, as they are nine points behind Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
With the two Glasgow rivals coming head-to-head in a few weeks’ time, Beale’s side can not afford any further slip ups if they are to stand a realistic chance of overhauling Ange Postecoglou’s side between now and the end of the campaign.
1×2 Betting Odds
Given the short turnaround between the two games and Aberdeen’s recent cruel late loss to Celtic, Aberdeen might find it difficult to hold Rangers off for as long!
In fact, Beale’s team has had two days more of rest than their upcoming rivals, which could be essential as they attempt to pass their formidable rivals for first place in the standings.
And the betting market has been reflective of that.
Aberdeen, despite being the home side have the long odds @5.75.
While, Rangers hoping to catch up with Celtic are the favourites in this one with Odds @ 1.62.
The chances of a stalemate according to the betting market stands @ 4.50.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.77.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.22.
So the market expects this game to have a few goals, but the away side to take all three points!