With 25 points from 15 games played under Jim Goodwin, Aberdeen is third in the Scottish Premiership and has been playing impressively.
The Dons have been one of Scotland’s most entertaining teams to watch this season, scoring 29 goals—more than any other team in the division besides Celtic and Rangers.
Bojan Miovski, who joined them in the summer and is currently tied for the league lead in goals scored with Antonio Colak of Rangers with 11 goals, has been a major contributor to their offensive strength.
Although Aberdeen hasn’t participated in a competitive match since last month, they used Atlanta United’s training facilities during the World Cup break and competed against them in a friendly.
Coming into the match on Saturday, Aberdeen will aim to strengthen their grip on a continental qualification spot with a result against league leaders Celtic.
This weekend, Celtic will travel to Pittodrie in excellent form with the goal of maintaining their substantial lead over Aberdeen in the Premiership standings.
Following a strong start to the season under Ange Postecoglou’s leadership, the Hoops are in first place, nine points ahead of their fierce rivals Rangers.
Celtic Park’s 2022–23 season has been marked by a significant amount of squad rotation, which appears to have worked out very well as the Glasgow giants have won 14 of their 15 Scottish Premiership games, dropping just one game—to St Mirren in September.
Even though Celtic hasn’t played since November, they were in Australia last month on a tour and used games against Sydney FC and Everton to give minutes to players who weren’t at the World Cup.
All eyes will now be on their match against Aberdeen on Saturday, where a win would put them one step closer to defending their Scottish Premiership crown.
1×2 Betting Odds
In a match with significant permutations at the top end of the table, both sides will look to seize the initiative early on as they look to secure an important triumph.
Aberdeen will be hopeful of getting something out of this game, but the betting market views them as the underdogs.
Despite being the home side, their odds stand @ 7.5.
Celtic who would be desperate to restart their campaign on a winning note after the break, have odds standing @ 1.4.
They are the favourites.
The chances of a stalemate according to the betting market has the odds @ 5.3.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.5.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.7.
So, the market expects a goal feast, just like last time that these two met!