FM Preview: Celtic v Aberdeen 23 Oct 2011

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History of the Celtic v Aberdeen fixture

Aberdeen face a trip to Celtic Park on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dons will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 90 and win only 25 of the 141 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2011, the Bhoys carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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:
2011/2012 Sun 07 Aug Aberdeen 0 - 1 Celtic SPL
2010/2011 Sun 17 Apr Aberdeen 0 - 4 Celtic SFAC
2010/2011 Tue 01 Feb Aberdeen 0 - 3 Celtic SPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Celtic have been playing quite well at home, winning three, drawing two, and losing just one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Bhoys, with three goals against.

The away form of Aberdeen is pretty dire, accumulating just one victory and one draw from their last six played - and that win was last season. Dons have conceded eight goals in these games, and only hit three in reply.

Celtic's total of 19 points from their 10 games sees them sitting in the European places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Aberdeen see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 12 points from their 11 games played so far.

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

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Celtic 6 2 3 1 9 7 9
Aberdeen 6 2 3 1 12 7 9

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Bhoys, as the Dons have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Celtic Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Aberdeen Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.