An away match against a bottom six club is never easy and Celtic are expected to have a tough game in midweek. Especially when you see that it is Aberdeen who are in the bottom half of the table.
As Ange Postecoglou’s side will seek to maintain their place at the top of the Premiership table, their opposition find themselves under quite a bit of pressure.
Aberdeen suffered a defeat at the weekend against a 10-man Livingston side and they have won only won one of their previous six league games. Thus, it is safe to say that the situation is far from ideal at Pittodrie Stadium right now.
Stephen Glass did not seem to be too happy with his team’s recent performance and neither were the fans. As reported by The Press and Journal, the Aberdeen manager said:
“I’m under pressure every day of my life at this club so it is nothing new.
“They (supporters) see a team that was pretty poor in the first half and they made their feelings known.”
Aberdeen facing major problems before Celtic game
Over their last 6 league matches, Aberdeen have lost 3, drawn 2 and won only 1, against Dundee FC. We have to point out though that one of those draws was at home against the Rangers. And Scott Brown was rested for the weekend’s defeat against Livingston but will likely return to play against his old club in midweek.
The pressure on the home team could potentially result in one of the two happening, it could inspire them to a great performance against the Premiership leaders or it could see them crumble if Celtic make one of their fast starts.
Postecoglou should have a strong squad to call upon, with fewer injuries and the return of players from international duty and suspension allowing the Hoops to make changes to the starting line up and introduce key substitutions throughout the 4-0 win away at Motherwell. Could we potentially see a repeat of that performance against Aberdeen as well? Only time shall tell.
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