Aberdeen (A) Preview

Last updated : 03 December 2005 By Kevin Smith
Aberdeen v Celtic
Bank Of Scotland SPL
Sunday 4th December 2005
Pittodrie Stadium
Kick Off 2pm, Live On Setanta Sports

The media have been billing this one as Gordon Strachan's return to his former club Aberdeen but I'd prefer to look at tomorrow's game as another possible three points in our quest for the title.

Pittodrie is always a tricky ground to visit, and tomorrow will be no different. Aberdeen have been hot and cold this season and currently lie in sixth place. No doubt they will be on form tomorrow.

After last week's shambolic defeat to Dunfermline, it's time for the Celtic players and fans to wake up and realise that teams aren't going to be giving us three points. Games need to be won and teams need to be finished off. I'm sure we can use last week as a reminder for the rest of the season that we simply cannot underestimate any team in the league.

Hopefully we'll see some chopping and changing from last week's side. Alan Thompson cannot start the game as he most definitley past his best. Shaun Maloney is fit and must start the match, alongside Shunsuke Nakamura. These are the two creative players we missed last week, and if we need to drop Hartson, Sutton or McGeady to accomodate them, then so be it.

Maciej Zurawski is also pushing for a start, but is likely to start on the bench.

We have played some of our best football on the road this season so I am looking forward to an seeing an attacking Celtic side tomorrow. The Bhoys will be out to try and forget about last week, and take another step towards winning the league.

Come On The Hoops Prediction: Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic