Celtic backed up their seismic 3-0 win in the Old Firm derby with a 4-0 demolition of Motherwell to maintain their lead at the top of the table, and it’s hard to see anyone thwarting their progress right now.
They’re a hugely impressive W22-D2-L1 in all competitions since the start of October, as the sole defeat was inflicted away at Leverkusen in Europe.
That includes 14 wins from 15 unbeaten outings since that result in Germany, and in the league alone, the Hoops are unbeaten in 19 outings, including nine wins from 10 road trips.
The arrival of January reinforcements has only strengthened Ange Postecoglou’s hand. David Turnbull may remain sidelined with injury, but new signing Yosuke Ideguchi could be set to return midweek, while fellow new boys Reo Hatate and Matt O’Riley have hit the ground running.
There should be no concerns over the midfield then, especially with Callum McGregor and Tom Rogic in such fine form. The latter bagged a brace on his return from international duty at Motherwell, while Daizen Maeda was also back amongst the goals, even if his effort was fortuitously deflected.
Kyogo Furuhashi’s return date is uncertain at present, but Georgios Giakoumakis is proving a capable deputy in the absence of the star man.
Aberdeen head into this fixture without a win from their past four league games. Although the first of these results was a respectable draw hosting Rangers, they’ve since lost encounters with St. Mirren and Livingston, either side of another stalemate with Ross County.
The Dons could find themselves in serious trouble if Celtic make a fast start, as Ange Postecoglou’s side have done on a number of occasions of late.
Indeed, the Hoops have led at both half time and full time in 14 of their past 18 league games, opening the scoring inside half an hour in five of the last six, and within 10 minutes in three of these.
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