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

Aberdeen face a trip to Celtic at Celtic Park on Saturday 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 86 and win only 25 of the 137 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, as the diddly-dee diddly-doo Irish historians edged out the Dons by a score of 3 - 2 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:
2008/2009Sun 18 JanAberdeen4 - 2CelticSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Celtic are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, In this time, Paranoid FC have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded one.

In complete contrast to Celtic, Aberdeen are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just four draws from the last six contests. Only four goals have been registered in this time, with six leaked at the wrong end.

Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 32 games giving them a return of 71 points. Aberdeen find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 48 points they have accumulated from 32 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Celtic Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Aberdeen Previous 4 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
11 games since last defeat.