Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Following a hard-fought 1-0 win over St Johnstone in the League Cup semis, Celtic will look to put an extra pressure on league leaders Rangers when they take on Aberdeen at their Celtic Park. The Hoops are determined to regain the domestic trophy, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to turn the dream into reality. All Carl Starfelt, Tomas Rogic, Greg Taylor, Karamoko Dembele, and Christopher Jullien are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Dons, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Motherwell and Dundee United in the previous two league fixtures. Since Celtic have been impressive at home ground this season, the underdogs are unlikely to grab something from the match. Funso Ojo is banned for the visiting team, while all Kennedy, Gallagher, Ramsay, Considine, and Devlin should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Christopher Jullien):
Christopher Jullien is a professional footballer who plays for Toulouse as a defender. The 195-cm-tall centre-back played for Auxere youth team from 2005 to 2011 and he made his first-team debut for the club on August 24, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Stade Lavallois.
Christopher Jullien scored his first ever goal a week later in a Coupe de la Ligue clash against Dijon. The French defender made 25 appearances in the league for Auxerre and in 2013 he moved to Germany, signing a professional contract with Freiburg. Jullien made only one appearance for the first team, but it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 49 games for the second team. After ending his loan spell with Dijon in the summer of 2016, he signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
Christopher Jullien scored four goals, while providing one assist for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. The French footballer was born on March 22, 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne and his preferred foot is right.
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.