The Scottish Cup quarter-final draw threw up an intriguing scenario. Should Rangers defeat Kilmarnock in their fifth round replay the Ibrox side would face Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

To be honest, it is a tie both sides would have liked to avoid. It seems certain to be another controversial tie, should the game happen.

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Rangers and Aberdeen have already played each other four times this season, and it seems familiarity has bred contempt.

The matches have seen a host of red cards, penalties, and other controversial decisions. In the most recent match between the teams, Rangers’ 4-2 win at Pittodrie, there were two red cards and two penalties. Not to mention Allan McGregor getting cited for kicking out at Lewis Ferguson.

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These two teams have never been on the best of terms, and the matches this season have kicked the rivalry up a notch.

Should Rangers defeat Kilmarnock to set up the Pittodrie clash, it will be difficult to pick a winner in the game.

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In the four matches between the teams so far this season, Aberdeen have won two, Rangers have won one and the other was a draw.

There is also the prospect that should the teams draw at Pittodrie, a replay would take place at Ibrox. Meaning that Aberdeen and Rangers could have played each other seven times by the end of the season.

That is for the future though, and for now all eyes will be on Ibrox to see if Rangers defeat Kilmarnock to set up the powder keg fixture.

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