FM Preview: Aberdeen v Celtic 01 Feb 2011

Last updated : 31 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aberdeen v Celtic fixture

Aberdeen prepare to entertain Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 54 of the 140 previous games, with the The Dons winning just 49.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pittodrie Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2010, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 4-4 draw in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011 Sat 29 Jan Aberdeen 1 - 4 Celtic SLGC
2010/2011 Sat 22 Jan Celtic 1 - 0 Aberdeen SPL
2010/2011 Sat 06 Nov Celtic 9 - 0 Aberdeen SPL
2009/2010 Sat 13 Feb Aberdeen 4 - 4 Celtic SPL
2009/2010 Sat 05 Dec Celtic 3 - 0 Aberdeen SPL
2009/2010 Sat 15 Aug Aberdeen 1 - 3 Celtic SPL
2008/2009 Sat 02 May Aberdeen 1 - 3 Celtic SPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen have only performed averagely at home, winning three and losing two of their last six. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Dons, with five goals against.

Celtic have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of nine goals for Glasgow Oirish, and three goals against.

Aberdeen see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 23 points from their 22 games played so far, Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 23 games giving them a return of 55 points.

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Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Aberdeen 6 3 1 2 12 6 10
Celtic 6 5 1 0 15 2 16

FootyMad's prediction ...

Aberdeen are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Celtic running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aberdeen 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Celtic Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.