Celtic travel to face Aberdeen tonight in what is one of the most highly anticipated Scottish Premiership games in recent memory.
Brendan Rodgers’ side secured their place in the League Cup final last weekend with a win over Hibernian. That win also maintained their unbeaten run in domestic action which stretches back to May 11, 2016.
However, they will have to play well to continue that exceptional run on when they take on Aberdeen, who currently sit second in the league, behind Celtic only on goal difference.
Rodgers commented on the problems the match could pose in a pre-match press conference, saying: “We don't underestimate going up to Pittodrie. In my time here, I've been up twice. They've been difficult games for us so I expect the same.”
Celtic will be without key centre-back Jozo Šimunović for the trip to Aberdeen. They are also still without Erik Sviatchenko, meaning Dedryck Boyata could once again be partnered by Nir Bitton in central defence.
Other than that, and the injury to young right-back Anthony Ralston, Rodgers has all of his options to choose from for this pivotal match. He will therefore probably persist with the rough 4-3-3 shape he has favoured recently.
Captain Scott Brown will be joined in midfield by Stuart Armstrong, with Olivier Ntcham perhaps rotating in for Callum McGregor. Up front, Leigh Griffiths could be flanked by Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair, while Mikael Lustig and Kieran Tierney should resume their normal right- and left-back roles.
Kick off for Celtic’s clash with Aberdeen is set for 7:45 pm, and the match will be shown live on BT Sport 1.
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