FM Preview: Aberdeen v Celtic 17 Nov 2012

Footymad preview History of the Aberdeen v Celtic fixture

Aberdeen prepare to entertain Celtic at Pittodrie at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 60 of the 152 previous games, with the Dons winning just 48.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pittodrie was less than a year ago, in March 2012, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

2012/2013 Sat 04 Aug Celtic 1 - 0 Aberdeen Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sat 03 Mar Aberdeen 1 - 1 Celtic Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 23 Oct Celtic 2 - 1 Aberdeen Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 07 Aug Aberdeen 0 - 1 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sun 17 Apr Aberdeen 0 - 4 Celtic Scottish F.A. Cup
2010/2011 Tue 01 Feb Aberdeen 0 - 3 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 29 Jan Aberdeen 1 - 4 Celtic Scottish League Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Dons in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Bhoys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the Bhoys, and 5 goals against.

Aberdeen's total of 21 points from their 13 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Celtic's total of 22 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Current overall team form

Aberdeen 6 3 2 1 13 7 11
Celtic 6 2 2 2 11 8 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Dons. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Aberdeen Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Celtic Not won in previous 2 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.

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