Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will be looking to cement top position when they host Aberdeen to their Celtic Park on Matchday 26. The Hoops outplayed St Johnstone 4-1 in their last league match, with the team eliminating St. Mirren (5-1) in the Scottish Cup at the weekend. The league leaders have been scoring goals for fun of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Aberdeen. Key attacker Kyogo Furuhashi is a major doubt after limping off with injury at the weekend, but Ange Postecoglou has no other selection worries ahead of Saturday’s clash.
The Dons, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a loss to St. Mirren, with the team beating Motherwell 3-1 in front of home fans, but given their dreadful losing run on the road, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Midfielder Ross McCrorie is back from suspension for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Mooy):
Aaron Mooy is an Australian footballer who playes for Huddersfield Town as a midfielder. Mooy was born in Sydney on September 15, 1990 and at the age of 16 he joined English club Bolton Wanderers. The midfielder played for the youth team of Bolton from 2006 to 2009, but he did not make his first-team debut for the club.
In 2010 he joined St. Mirren and after scoring one goal in 21 appearances in the league for the Scottish outfit, Aaron Mooy returned to Australia, signing a contract with Western Sydney Wanderers. In 2014 he joined fellow Australian club Melbourne City and two years later he decided to return to England. Aaron Mooy signed a three-year deal with Manchester City in June, 2016, but he was immediately sent on loan to Championship side Huddersfield Town.
In the summer of 2015 the Australia international joined the Terriers on a permanent basis. His main position is central midfield, but he can play as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well.
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.