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Aberdeen visit Celtic Park on Saturday for the Premiership clash with home side Celtic.
All Celtic v Aberdeen match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Celtic will be wanting a better result here after the 1-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Ross County.
In that game, Celtic had 74% possession and 20 shots at goal with 4 on target. At the other end, Ross County got 5 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Jordan White (71') scored for Ross County.
Their latest results highlight the fact that things are going according to plan in the Celtic defence. The Bhoys have been miserly, seeing the number of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous 6 matches standing at 3.
Pre-game facts show that Celtic:
- have not lost a league tie with Aberdeen in their previous 9 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Aberdeen head into the match following on from a 1-0 Premiership win vs Kilmarnock in their last outing.
In that match, Aberdeen managed 43% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Aberdeen was Callum Hendry (21'). On the other side, Kilmarnock got 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
Fixtures with Aberdeen have ended up being somewhat mundane ones in recent times with the absence of attacking cohesion being standard fare. During their past half dozen clashes, the trivial gross goal return of 6 has been recorded between both them and their opposition at an average goals per match of 1. We shall soon find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Aberdeen:
- have not registered a win against Celtic in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results going back to 27/10/2019 shows that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Aberdeen. They have not been able to register any wins whatsoever while Celtic have maintained the edge over them, beating them in 83% of those ties.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 14 of them for The Bhoys and 5 belonging to The Dons. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
Team News: Celtic
James Forrest (Ankle Injury) and Christopher Jullien (Knee Injury) won’t be available for Celtic gaffer John Kennedy.
Team News: Aberdeen
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has a number of players out of action. Michael Devlin (Ankle Surgery), Fraser Hornby (Thigh muscle rupture) and Ryan Hedges (Muscle Injury) can’t be considered.
We’ve got the feeling that Celtic will more than likely get the goals that they need when they come up against Aberdeen, who may well find it hard to score.
We’re predicting a controlled 2-0 victory for Celtic at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Celtic Park (60,411)
Captain: Scott Brown
Chairman: Ian Bankier
Manager: Neil Lennon
Competitions: Premiership position 2, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Mohamed Elyounoussi
Regularly deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Mohamed Elyounoussi was born in Al Hoceima, Morocco. After making a first senior appearance for Sarpsborg 08 in the 2011 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 7 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date in 26 appearances.