Aberdeen are a point clear of second-placed Celtic after 19 rounds of matches in the Premiership.
The Bhoys, though, have a game in hand as their clash against Partick Thistle on New Year’s Day was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Deila has underlined a key advantage that Celtic have, claiming that experience of being league leaders will play into their hands.
"Aberdeen are not used to being at the top,” The Evening Times quotes the Norwegian as saying.
“It’s always better to have the experience of being up there. Aberdeen have proved they can win a lot of games. We'll see if they can keep on winning.”
Deila’s argument is valid. The experience of the Celtic players is invaluable and could prove key in what is turning out to be a competitive Premiership title race.
However, there is always a first time for everything. True, Celtic have the best squad in Scotland, but Aberdeen’s threat should not be underestimated.