The three big battles that will define Aberdeen vs Rangers

Rangers have been chasing Aberdeen all season and that chase is all coming to a head over the next few weeks. Still well adrift of the Dons, Rangers know their best chance of somehow hauling them in is only possible if they win both of the remaining fixtures against Derek McInnes’ side.

The first match-up comes on Sunday when the two sides face-off in a massive clash at Pittodrie. Aberdeen were the victors when they welcome the Gers up North earlier in the season and will fancy their chances of obtaining a positive result again. They’ve won their last five matches in all competitions, including a 7-0 thrashing of Dundee last Friday night.

That’s the form Pedro Caixinha’s team are up against in the Portuguese’s first taste of one of Scottish football’s regularly most anticipated games.

Where will this match be one and lost?

Here are the THREE big battles on the pitch that will decide the outcome of this one…