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Alex McLeish thinks that, while it’s hard to predict, Rangers could go the whole season unbeaten in the Premiership.
The league leaders welcome Aberdeen to Ibrox on Sunday as they look to extend their nine-point lead ahead of Celtic.
Rangers have not tasted defeat in any competition this season, winning 12 of their 14 league games and conceding just three goals so far.
With the club in such strong form, it has been suggested that the Gers could not only win the league title but do it in style by not losing a single game along the way.
Talking exclusively to Ibrox News McLeish said, “I think Rangers will beat Aberdeen on Sunday but it might be a tight game. Rangers are just too strong for the other teams in the Premiership at the moment.
“The big question is whether they could go the whole season unbeaten – that would be some level if they could do that, it really would.
“It’s obviously really hard to predict whether they can go the season unbeaten. It’s one of those things, you predict it and you’re likely to get it wrong.
“I don’t think they’ll win every game but at the moment it really looks like they could go the whole season unbeaten.
“It’s extremely difficult. The Old Firm games are always nip and tuck and they have to go to places like Aberdeen, and Aberdeen always seem to reserve their best performances at Pittodrie for Rangers.”
Aberdeen are likely to be one of the tougher tests for Gerrard’s side this season and three points on Sunday could go a long way to boosting their title chances.
Derek McInnes’ side themselves come into the game on good form, however, unbeaten in their last six league outings.
Rangers could be without Bongani Zungu, with the midfielder still being assessed ahead of the game. Gerrard will also be without both Jordan Jones and George Edmundson, who begin their seven-game ban following their COVID-19 breaches.
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