Aberdeen v Celtic match preview and betting tips



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Not a single Scottish side has managed to go a full domestic season without defeat since the 1800s, however all of this looks set to change in 2016/17 with Celtic utterly dominating the Scottish game this season in Brendan Rodgers’ first campaign in charge at Parkhead.

Celtic have been without a serious rival during the four years since Rangers’ demotion to the fourth tier and as such have been able to sleepwalk their way to the Scottish title time and time again, however this wasn’t sufficient to keep Ronny Deila at Celtic Park and it was Brendan Rodgers who was appointed as his successor during the summer. A bold move perhaps but it appears to have paid off and with the Scottish League Cup and Scottish Premiership already in the bag, it could be a domestic treble should the Hoops beat Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final later this month.

Indeed if any side can stop Celtic in their tracks, then it is likely to be second-placed Aberdeen. Nevertheless the Dons sit some 27 points behind the champions as we head into Friday evening’s Premiership clash and they don’t enjoy the best head-to-head record against the Hoops this season with four defeats from four games played. As such, it is hardly a surprise that we’ll be going with the visitors to collect all three points this week.

We also fancy Scott Sinclair to do the business for Celtic. He has enjoyed an excellent campaign and he heads into this clash having banged in seven goals in his last seven matches for the Hoops. He scored in the 4-1 win over the Dons in August and we believe that he will play his part by finding the net on Friday evening.

Our tip: Back Celtic  Scott Sinclair to score at 6/5 with Paddy Power.

 

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