Celtic host Aberdeen on Saturday in the Premiership with the Scottish Champions looking to extend their incredible winning run to ten league games in a row. They face an unpredictable Aberdeen side, who have proven to be a tricky opponent in recent years – albeit with Celtic coming out on top the majority of the times. We look back at the last two meetings between the pair, starting with the last meeting at Celtic Park before revisiting October’s trip to the North East.
9 March – Celtic 0 Aberdeen 0
The spoils were shared as Neil Lennon returned to Celtic Park as manager after being appointed interim manager. A lacklustre performance against a stubborn Aberdeen meant that the Champions could only extend their lead to eight points after Rangers dropped points the day before. A handful of chances were missed as the game finished 0-0.
A spirited performance from the Aberdeen defence as well as astute counter-attacking will be fresh in Neil Lennon’s mind as he plans his next assault on the North East side.
27 October – Aberdeen 0 Celtic 4
In this season’s only meeting with Aberdeen so far, Celtic produced one of their finest performances for 2019 with a fabulous first half demolition at Pittodrie. Odsonne Edouard, Jeremie Frimpong, James Forrest and Moi Elyounoussi were on the score sheet as the Champions went in at half time four goals to the good.
The contrast in the games show that Celtic can be ruthless on their day but it all comes with taking their chances. On Saturday, Celtic will have chances to score and they must take them as Aberdeen will grow in confidence as the scoreline remains the same. A win in each of our remaining three games fixture calendar will give Celtic a game, which will make the fixture calendar appear to be considerably kinder after a two week break, with time in Dubai.