Friday's fixture is going to be just an intro for the FA Cup finals scheduled for 27th of May, in exactly 15 days.
It is the clash between two of the best clubs in Scotland, but we cannot say that it isn't a derby. Why? Simply, because Aberdeen has 27 points less than Celtic and they are their first followers.
Celtic is going to try to reach 100 points and there will be nothing sweeter to do it than against the second placed team. It will be a perfect proof of the Hoops dominance in Scotland.
Aberdeen News And Form
The squad from Pittodrie Stadium is very good lately. In the last 10 games, they have 8 victories and only 2 defeats. One of them came 2 weeks ago and it was a huge surprise as they lost against St. Johnstone at their own ground. But quickly they recovered and won on the road against Hearts. Aberdeen conceded at least one goal in the last 5 games and the interesting thing is that the last two games at home they lost without scoring at least once. Prior to that, they had 3 wins in which they kept clean sheets.
Celtic News And Form
Celtic meanwhile started chasing records, as they don not have an opponent in the Scottish Premier League. Everything will be clear to you when we say that in the previous 35 games of this championship Celtic has 31 win and 4 draws. Without one single defeat. They have the best attack and the best defense in the league. In the last five games outside of their Celtic Park, they have 4 victories and only one draw and they have scored 18 goals and conceded only 4.
Brandon Rogers is on the verge of achieving a fantastic success, and that is finishing the season without one defeat and winning the all three major trophies in Scotland. That is something quite magnificent no matter the circumstances.
Head to head
In previous two years, Celtic and Aberdeen meet 10 times. The former European champion from Glasgow has eight victories, while Aberdeen has only two. In the last game played at Celtic Park at the beginning of the February, Celtic won with minimal result. Prior to this game, they met in the League Cup in Aberdeen and Celtic was much more convincing on that occasion and they won with 0-3.
Injured And Suspended Players
No injured players.
-Moussa Dembélé Out
-Scott Brown Red card suspension
-Adam Rooney 35 games 12 goals 6 assists
-Niall McGinn 34 games 10 goals 8 assists
-Jonny Hayes 30 games 7 goals 18 assists
-Scott Sinclair 32 games 21 goals 8 assists
-Moussa Dembélé 29 games 17 goals 8 assists
-Stuart Armstrong 29 games 13 goals 7 assists
Expect fireworks of goals in this one. We are sure that Aberdeen will try everything in their power to at least score in this game, because in the previous 3 encounters this season, the Dons haven't netted. Over 1.5 goals in first half time is a decent bet and also you should try over 3.5 and both teams to score.
Goals: Over 1.5 HT
Goals: Over 3.5 and Both Teams To Score