Foot Predictions shows the Scottish Premier League clash between Celtic and Aberdeen, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Celtic host Aberdeen at the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday night, hoping to win their fifth consecutive league win.
Meanwhile, the Dons go to Parkhead after losing 27 of their last 29 away games against Hoops, although they have avoided defeat in two of their last four visits.
Celtic won their fourth consecutive league victory after recovering from a disadvantage to win 2-1 at St Johnstone last weekend.
The hosts scored their first home goal against Hoops since February 2017, when Shaun RooneyHeading five minutes after the break opened the scoring. However, a quick shot strap of Odsonne Edouard turned the game upside down, securing the three points for Neil Lennonon the side.
Despite a recent improvement in form, the president of Celtic Ian Bankier declared that the review of the club’s performance is still underway, with Lennon’s future at Parkhead still uncertain, although he has stated that the board will not make “hasty decisions”.
Hoops are 18 points behind rival Rangers, at the top of the Scottish Premiership, and have already been eliminated from the Europa League and the Scottish League Cup in this campaign.
Celtic clash with Aberdeen after losing just one of their last 17 league games against them. They faced the Dons twice this season, drawing 3-3 on October 25, before winning 2-0 at Hampden Park in the Scottish Cup semifinals a week later.
The victory on Wednesday would be Celtic’s tenth home win this season and would reduce the gap to the top to 15 points and the gap to third-placed Hibernian would be extended to the same margin.
Aberdeen has yet to escape his current poor form, which is now putting more pressure on the manager Derek McInnes, who challenged his side to improve in the final third.
However, McInnes said Saturday’s goalless draw at home to St Mirren was not a day to judge his side wrongly, as wind conditions were a major influence in the game, with minimal chances.
Winning just one point at Pittodrie means that Aberdeen have won just two of their last 11 league games and have now extended the goalless series to five consecutive games.
The Dons have also failed to score in their last three away games; the last time Aberdeen drew blank in four consecutive away league games was in September 2011 under the command of the former boss Craig Brown.
McInnes expects the deadline for signing strikers Florian Kamberi, Fraser Hornby and Callum Hendry can provide a much-needed spark to lead the Gifts in the right direction for the rest of the season.
Ending his poor form with a midweek victory would lead Aberdeen to be one point behind Hibernian in third, although the Edinburgh side have one game less.
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Aberdeen Scottish Premiership form: WDDLLD
All news from the teams
Celtic trio Stephen Welsh (ankle), Christopher Jullien (knee) and James Forrest (ankle) are unavailable due to injury, although Welsh and Forrest may be back in training before the end of the month.
Midfielder Ryan Christie was called up to the starting lineup that faced St Johnstone and is expected to maintain his position ahead of Albian Ajeti and Mohammed Elyounoussi.
Aberdeen defender Michael Devlin still out of action due to an ankle injury and Ryan Hedges is out of the game for the rest of the season due to a muscle problem.
Central defense Ash Taylor can be called back to the initial lineup, which can result in Niall McGinn falling into the bank and Jonny Hayes moving to the left.
Possible initial Celtic lineup:
Bain; Kenny, Welsh, Ajer, Taylor; Brown, McGregor; Turnbull, Rogic, Christie; Edouard
Possible initial lineup of Aberdeen:
Lewis; Hoban, Considine, Taylor; Kennedy, Campbell, Ferguson, McCrorie, Hayes; Kamberi, Hornby
Probability: Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Aberdeen will make a point of improving in the final third of this weekend if they want to end their bad form, however, they face a Celtic team that seems to have found its rhythm in the last few weeks and must be of sufficient quality to guarantee the three points on Wednesday market.
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