Aberdeen (A) Preview
Bank Of Scotland SPL
Sunday 16th January 2005
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Kick Off 2pm, Live On Setanta SPL
Cast your minds back to October, when Aberdeen were the visitors at Celtic Park. Celtic were beaten 3-2, in a game where we just couldn't seem to do anything right. Aberdeen are the only SPL side to beat us at Parkhead this season, tomorrow, we seek revenge, when we travel to Pittodrie on the hunt for three SPL points.
Pittodrie is one of my favourite away trips, and with Celtic only allocated just over 3,000 tickets for this one, due to Rangers supporters' repeated bad behaviour, it's been extra difficult to acquire tickets for the game. Many supporters clubs aren't running buses due to the shortage of tickets, but the ones who will be there will be cheering The Bhoys on as usual.
Our last couple of visits to Aberdeen have went our way. Of course, our last trip up there was a fairly comfortable win over Inverness, who were ground-sharing with Aberdeen at the time. The last time we played Aberdeen away, Celts came out on top, winning 3-1.
Aberdeen are a changed side from then, as we seen earlier this season. The Blues Brothers Jimmy Calderwood and Jimmy Nicholl have brought in a few good players to the side, and Aberdeen have been playing well. Oh, apart from a humping at Ibrox, which can be expected when the two Jimmies are on board.
Celts are still on a high from last week's cup win over the sons of Satan. What a big boost that game was, and it has undoubtedly set us up for the remainder of the season.
We welcome back Neil Lennon to the side, he returns from suspension. Hopefully, Ulrik Laursen will keep his place at left back, but we have small worries concerning Stan Varga, Jackie McNamara, Bobo Balde and Didier Agathe.
I have given up hope in Juninho, because as far as I can see, Martin O'Neill has done also. Aiden McGeady is the fans' favourite, and quite obviously, the manager's favourite.
Tomorrow will be a tricky game, and hopefully we can get an early goal, which will hopefully set us up for a decent performance. I reckon it'll be a narrow win for The Bhoys.
Come On The Hoops!
Prediction: Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic