FootyMAD's Aberdeen match preview

Last updated : 17 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aberdeen v Celtic fixture

Celtic face a trip to Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium on Sunday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 52 of the 136 previous games, with the hosts winning just 48.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepCeltic3 - 2AberdeenSPL
2007/2008Sat 19 AprCeltic1 - 0AberdeenSPL
2007/2008Tue 18 MarCeltic0 - 1AberdeenSFAC
2007/2008Sun 09 MarAberdeen1 - 1CelticSFAC
2007/2008Sun 10 FebAberdeen1 - 5CelticSPL
2007/2008Sat 24 NovCeltic3 - 0AberdeenSPL
2007/2008Sun 19 AugAberdeen1 - 3CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Dons in those games, with 3 conceded.

Celtic's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Bhoys, and 4 goals against.

Aberdeen find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 33 points they have accumulated from 21 games. Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 21 games giving them a return of 51 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the The Bhoys to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Celtic take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aberdeen Won 5 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Celtic 14 games since last away draw.
7 games since last defeat.