Aberdeen will welcome Celtic to Pittodrie Stadium for a matchday 8 fixture in Scotland Premiership. The last meeting on 21st April 2021 ended in a 1-1 draw. Both sides have met thirty-seven times in the most recent seasons. Aberdeen has won 4 matches, and Celtic triumphed in 30. Recent outings average 2.95 goals, while both teams score 46% of the time.
Aberdeen’s latest fixture against St. Mirren ended in an away 3-2 loss. I expected more from Aberdeen. The lack of focus in the final third cost them three points. Aberdeen played outstanding football in the first half and scored in the 18th and 34th minute.
Celtic’s recent game against Dundee United ended in a home 1-1 draw. They had more ball possession and goal-scoring opportunities but it wasn’t enough to win three points. Celtic put in a decent first-half display and scored in the 16th minute.
Since the start of the season, Aberdeen is more dominant at home. They have one wins out of 3 games on home soil. Although Aberdeen is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 33% home clean sheets.
Celtic has picked up 10 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. The Celts wins 0.00 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. It is clear that their strikers will have to step up in the following games. Celtic failed to score in 67% of away games this campaign.
The hosts will have to work hard to get a good result. Aberdeen has won just 33% of home games. On average they score 1.00 goals and concede 0.67 per game. It is disappointing to see that The Bhoys is yet to win an away game. They have drawn 0% of all games on the road. Furthermore, they are in really good form, having won zero in a row away games.
The visitors have a better record and I have to back them. Aberdeen wins on average 1.33 points per home game. I am not sure they have what it takes to compete against Celtic. My prediction is Celtic to win.