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Last updated : 15 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aberdeen v Glasgow Celtic fixture

Aberdeen prepare to entertain Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 128 games played, Dons have recorded 48 wins, and Celtic have come away with 46 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pittodrie Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners 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:
2004/2005Wed 27 OctCeltic2 - 3AberdeenSPL
2003/2004Wed 21 AprCeltic1 - 2AberdeenSPL
2003/2004Sat 24 JanAberdeen1-3CelticSPL
2003/2004Sat 25 OctCeltic4 - 0AberdeenSPL
2002/2003Thu 02 JanAberdeen1 - 1CelticSPL
2002/2003Sun 03 NovCeltic7 - 0AberdeenSPL
2002/2003Sat 10 AugAberdeen0 - 4CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Dons in those games, with 5 conceded.

Celtic have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The The Bhoys's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Aberdeen find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 36 points they have accumulated from 21 games. Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 21 games giving them a return of 53 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Aberdeen are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Celtic will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
AberdeenUnbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
CelticUndefeated in last 4 away games.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.