Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will look to recover from a heavy Champions League defeat (0-6) to Atletico Madrid when they host Aberdeen to their Celtic Park in the Premiership round 13. The Hoops defeated the likes of St. Mirren and Ross County in the last two league matches and they are seen as favourites to beat the Dons in front of home fans as well. The likes of Abada, Hatate, McCarthy, and Tilio have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the home side.
The Dons, on the other hand, did well to beat Hibernian thanks to Bojan Miovski’s goal in the League Cup semis, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Celtic, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home. You should bear in mind that the Hoops defeated the Dons in each of the previous eight meetings between the two sides at Celtic Park. Defender James McGarry and midfielder Shayden Morris should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Joe Hart):
Joe Hart is an English goalkeeper who was born on 19 April, 1987. Following a three-year spell with Shrewsbury Town, Hart joined big-spending Manchester City in 2006. After ending his loan spell with with Birmingham City (2010), he returned to Man City and he has been playing for the Etihad Stadium outfit ever since.
Joe Hart earned his 63rd cap for England at the Euro 2016 finals, but he has yet to win a trophy at the major tournaments with the Three Lions. On the other hand, the 29-year-old goalkeeper has clinched two Premier League trophies with Manchester City (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and the FA Cup title in 2011.
Speaking of his individual honours, Joe Hart has won the Premier League Golden Glove award on four occasions (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2014/2015). Hart made his England debut against Trinidad & Tobago on 1 June, 2008. It has to be noted that he managed to keep a clean sheet on his debut for the English national team.
Highlighted Team (Aberdeen):
Nicknamed the Dons, Aberdeen are professional football club that compete in the Scottish Premiership. Pittodrie Stadium is the club’s home ground, and it can hold up to 20,866 spectators. The Dons were one of the dominant forces in Scottish football during Sir Alex Ferguson’s era, with the team winning three Scottish League titles from 1980 to 1985.
However, Aberdeen clinched their first domestic trophy in the 1954/55 season, with the team finishing the process three points clear of Scottish giants Celtic. The club’s biggest success came in the 1982/83 season when they defeated the famous Spanish club Real Madrid 2-1 in the title game. Later in 1983, Aberdeen won the UEFA Super Cup as they defeated Hamburger SV 2-0 at Volksparkstadion.
The Dons are well known for their red home kit, while away shirt has a shiny gold base colour. Inverness Caledonian are considered one of the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the North derby.