Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
All eyes will be on Pittodrie Stadium when Aberdeen and Celtic go head to head in the Scotland Premiership derby on Sunday afternoon. The Dons aim to put an end to their three-game losing run, but given their shaky defence, home win should not be considered. Midfielder Teddy Jenks serves a one-match ban, while attacker Marley Watkins and defender Andrew Considine are both sidelined with injuries.
The Hoops, on the other hand, have already dropped too many points in the 2021/2022 Premier League campaign. Celtic shared the spoils with Dundee United at the weekend, but it has to be noted that they failed to turn their dominance into triumph. Anyhow, away win should be considered this time out as Aberdeen suffered a dip in form. Keep in mind, though, that Celtic’s injury list is pretty long, with the likes of Dembele, Forrest, McGregor, Taylor, Furuhashi, Jullien, and Giakoumakis missing the trip to Aberdeen.
Highlighted Player (Funso Ojo ):
Funso Ojo is a Belgium international who plays for Aberdeen as a midfielder. Ojo was born in Antwerp on August 28, 1991, starting his youth career at Olse Merksem. In 2004 he was spotted by PSV scouts, moving to Eindhoven very soon.
Funso Ojo made 11 appearances for PSV in the Dutch Eredivisie before moving to Beerschot AC, yet another club from his youth career. The Belgium international played for the likes of Royal Antwerp, Dordrecht, Willem II, and Scunthorpe United before signing a deal with Aberdeen in 2019. Funso Ojo made his Scotland Premiership debut in a 3-2 win over Hearts.
Speaking of his international career, Ojo has one cap with the Belgium U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Belgium senior team. His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a defensive midfielder. As his parents are of Nigeria descent, the Aberdeen footballer has a dual citizenship.
Highlighted Team (Celtic):
The Celtic Football Club boasts a proud over 100-year long history which has made The Bhoys a global brand thanks to their unprecedented social awareness that dates to the very beginnings of this Scottish club. Celtic was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow by raising money to help their fellow citizens.
The charity legacy continues to this day with Celtic still preserving their charitable traditions through the Celtic FC Foundation. The Celts play their home matches at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people. One of the two most successful football clubs in Scotland with 47 Scottish League Championship titles to their name, Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, with the clubs known as the Old Firm.
European Cup winners from season 1966-67 and runners-up two years later, Celtic have been regular in European competitions since their first appearance in 1962-63. Their other most standout results have been runners-up in the EUFA Cup in 2003 and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.