Aberdeen vs Celtic Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The top two in the Scottish Premiership meet for a televised match this Saturday lunchtime when Aberdeen host Celtic. Read the match predictions to find out why a draw is the betting tip in this one. Aberdeen had their winning run cut short with an unlikely 0-1 loss away to Hamilton Academicals through the week after a controversial penalty decision went against them. Meanwhile, Celtic secured a rudimentary 0-4 win away at Ross County.
Aberdeen vs Celtic Preview
Aberdeen will have been disappointed to concede a dubious penalty last time out and Derek McInnes is expected to keep faith with the same lineup here. Graeme Shinnie is on the suspension tightrope and will miss the next game if booked. Adam Rooney will once again spearhead the attack.
Celtic are expected to restore Moussa Dembele to the starting lineup after the in-form striker came off the bench to complete the rout against Ross County. Brendan Rogers made a number of changes for the trip to Dingwall and is set to revert to the side that beat Rangers 0-1 in the cup on their penultimate start.
Team Predictions Aberdeen vs Celtic
Aberdeen 4-2-3-1 formation: Lewis; Considine, Reynolds, O’Connor, Logan; Shinnie, McLean; Hayes, Maddison, Burns; Rooney
Celtic 4-2-3-1 formation: Gordon; Tierney, Sviatchenko, Šimunović, Lustig; Brown, Bitton; Sinclair, Rogic, Forrest; Dembélé
Aberdeen vs Celtic Betting Tips
- Aberdeen have won 7 drawn 1 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Celtic have won 6 drawn 2 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Aberdeen have scored an average of 2.0 goals and conceded an average of 0.9 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Celtic have scored an average of 2.1 goals and conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Aberdeen’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Aberdeen’s previous 10 matches
Aberdeen vs Celtic Prediction
Aberdeen were unbeaten in 7 and on a 6 game winning streak, prior to their midweek setback at Ross County. The Dons are not only firing well but have produced some strong defensive displays, keeping in impressive 6 clean sheets so far this season. That’s not to say they can prevent Celtic from scoring but the visitors will have to work hard to wear them down.
Celtic’s domestic form has been impressive as they have pretty much steamrolled their opposition thus far. Their only wobble in the league came away from home when they drew 2-2 with Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Other than that they have been scoring for fun but Aberdeen will be their toughest test for a while.
Celtic have struggled on recent visits to Pittodrie, losing 2-1 the last twice and only edging the hosts 0-1 the time before that. For that reason I’m tipping this to be a cagey affair that could just end up in a stalemate. BetVictor’s 8/1 odds about a 1-1 draw is the value pick in the Correct Score market.
Free Betting Tips
DRAW at 16/5 with William Hill
UNDER 2.5 goals at 13/12 with 888Sport
Correct Score Prediction
1-1 DRAW at 8/1 with BetVictor