Aberdeen vs Celtic predictions and betting tips for what could well be the match that seals Celtic’s eighth successive Scottish Premiership title. Aberdeen, though, will be after for revenge having recently lost to the Hoops in the Scottish FA Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.
Celtic remain on course for an unprecedented treble treble and can seal the title with a point up north.
Aberdeen will be looking to address the somewhat one-sided head to head between these two clubs.
Derek McInnes was seething at the two penalty decisions that supposedly cost his side at Ibrox last weekend.
Kick-off time: 12:00pm
Date: Saturday 4th May 2019.
Venue: Pittodrie, Aberdeen
It’s been a dream return to Celtic for Neil Lennon, who could hardly have imagined he’d be overseeing a title success at the club he formerly managed after leaving Easter Road in controversial circumstances earlier in the campaign.
Lennon was temporarily appointed to steady the ship following Brendan Rodgers’ decision to swap his boyhood club for Leicester City, and things have gone pretty well for both parties so far.
True, Celtic have been far from their free-flowing best in recent weeks but the advantage over nearest challengers Rangers was so significant following the most recent Old Firm match that the green and whites could afford to take their foot off the gas slightly.
And on Saturday, the Hoops have the opportunity to win the league title on the ground of the team that has run them closest in each of the past four seasons preceding this. Celtic will be looking to collect their eighth consecutive championship and get one step closer to securing what many from the East End of Glasgow regard as the holy grail of ‘ten in a row’. For most, the impressiveness of that potential achievement is greatly diluted by the absence of any real competition during that time – particularly with Rangers in the lower leagues for much of that time – but Celtic fans won’t care a jot.
Aberdeen are still reeling from alleged injustices suffered against the Light Blues last weekend and would love to get over that disappointment by spoiling the party here.
Previous encounters between these two have generally gone in Celtic’s favour and you get the feeling that that trend might continue on Saturday if the visitors are in the mood.
With that said, Celtic have been toothless in front of goal lately – managing just one goal in the last three Premiership fixtures – which makes this one all the more interesting. I can see the away side taking all the spoils here but in another low-scoring contest, which makes the 5/2 on under 2.5 goals being registered as part of a Celtic victory a very tempting proposition indeed.
With just two rounds of fixtures remaining after this weekend, Celtic only require a point to wrap up the league. And even if they did fail to escape Aberdeen with a point, celebrations may only be on hold until Sunday if Rangers fail to beat Hibernian.
For all intents and purposes, the title is pretty much won barring an absolutely catastrophic meltdown. Celtic will surely want to get it sewn up sooner rather than later, through, as a defeat here ahead of a trip to Ibrox could feasibly see the Hoops three points ahead going into the final day. We’re talking highly unlikely permutations, but you never know in football!
A 1-0 win for Celtic at Aberdeen will put that to rest, and that’s a 6/1 shot with many firms including Betfair.
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Aberdeen to win – 9/2
Draw – 3/1
Celtic to win – 8/13