FootyMAD's Aberdeen match preview

Last updated : 23 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Aberdeen v Glasgow Celtic fixture

Celtic face a trip to Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 128 games played, The Bhoys have recorded 45 wins, and Aberdeen have come away with 49 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 25 OctCeltic4 - 0AberdeenSPL
2002/2003Thu 02 JanAberdeen1 - 1CelticSPL
2002/2003Sun 03 NovCeltic7 - 0AberdeenSPL
2002/2003Sat 10 AugAberdeen0 - 4CelticSPL
2001/2002Sun 12 MayAberdeen0 - 1CelticSPL
2001/2002Sat 02 MarCeltic1 - 0AberdeenSPL
2001/2002Mon 25 FebAberdeen0 - 2CelticSFAC

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

The away form of Celtic however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Bhoys, and 3 goals against.

Aberdeen are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 20 matches. Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 20 games giving them a return of 58 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Bhoys have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Pittodrie Stadium with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aberdeen Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Celtic 16 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.