Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Buoyed by a midweek win at St. Johnstone, Rangers will look to put an extra pressure on league leaders Celtic when they take on Aberdeen on Matchday 30. The reigning champions did well to return to winning ways on Wednesday evening, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to defend the title. All Davis, Diallo, Hagi, Helander, Jack, and Ramsey missed the midweek game with injury, but Giovanni van Bronckhorst can count on key players for Saturday’s clash.
The Dons, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Hearts; therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Rangers’s party at Ibrox Stadium. All Considine, Devlin, and Watkins continue to miss out with injuries, speaking of the visiting team. In their last meeting in the Scottish top flight the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Scott Arfield):
Despite being born in Dechmont, Scotland, Scott Arfield represents Canada on the international stage. Arfield, though, played for Scotland U19 and U21 teams in the past and he made one appearance for Scotland B as well. Scott’s father, though, was born in Toronto, Canada and that is the main reason why he decided to play for the Canada national football team.
The Burnley midfielder made his Canada debut on March 25, 2016 in a 3-0 loss to Mexico. Scott Arfield began his club career at Falkirk and he scored 13 goals in 108 appearances in the league for the Scottish club. In 2010 he signed a deal with Huddersfield Town and he played for the Terriers from until 2013.
As previously mentioned, Arfield currently wear’s Burnley shirt, meaning that he is enjoying the Premier League football. You should bear in mind that the Scottish midfielder netted one goal for Burnley in the 2016/2017 season. He found the net in a 2-1 win over Everton on October 10, 2016.
Highlighted Team (Aberdeen):
Nicknamed the Dons, Aberdeen are professional football club that compete in the Scottish Premiership. Pittodrie Stadium is the club’s home ground, and it can hold up to 20,866 spectators. The Dons were one of the dominant forces in Scottish football during Sir Alex Ferguson’s era, with the team winning three Scottish League titles from 1980 to 1985.
However, Aberdeen clinched their first domestic trophy in the 1954/55 season, with the team finishing the process three points clear of Scottish giants Celtic. The club’s biggest success came in the 1982/83 season when they defeated the famous Spanish club Real Madrid 2-1 in the title game. Later in 1983, Aberdeen won the UEFA Super Cup as they defeated Hamburger SV 2-0 at Volksparkstadion.
The Dons are well known for their red home kit, while away shirt has a shiny gold base colour. Inverness Caledonian are considered one of the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the North derby.