Match preview and predicted line-ups: Aberdeen v Celtic

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Aberdeen welcome Celtic to Pittodrie with only pride left to play for after the Bhoys were crowned Scottish Premiership champions last weekend.

Game to be played on Sunday 10th May at 14:30. Venue: Pittodrie, Aberdeen.

Odds: Aberdeen 7/2, draw 14/5, Celtic 4/5

Celtic travel to Aberdeen having already secured the Scottish Premiership title with three games to spare, as they continue their dominance of domestic football.

Despite the pressure being off the Bhoys going into the final games of the season, Ronny Deila will probably opt to field an experienced team against the Dons, who have the potential to provide a stern test for the champions.

Aberdeen have sealed second-place in the league, with only pride left to play for at Pittodrie, after a strong campaign from the Dons that saw them push Celtic to end of the season.

A 1-0 loss to Dundee United last weekend gave the title to Celtic without the Hoops having to kick a ball, but Derek McInnes’ side will still be looking to prove their credentials, and show why they haven’t lost a game at home since November.

McInnes’ side suffered a heavy defeat against the visitors at the beginning of March, losing 4-0 at Celtic Park, extending Celtic’s dominance against Aberdeen and taking their win count to 63 against the Dons.

Aberdeen have only managed two wins in their last 38 matches against Sunday’s visitors, with both of those victories coming last season.

Deila has a fresh squad to pick from going into the game apart from long-term absentees Charlie Mulgrew and Mikael Lustig, who will both miss out as they edge closer to full fitness.

Leigh Griffiths is a likely starter ahead of John Guidetti, given his current goal scoring form, and he would be an easy choice as first goal scorer if he is given the opportunity to start on Sunday afternoon.

The Dons welcome Barry Robson back into the team after serving a suspension and he could be joined by Nicky Low, who has recovered form a thigh strain in time for the game.

Predicted Aberdeen line-up

Brown, Logan, Considine, Taylor, Reynolds, Flood, McGinn, Hayes, Robson, Jack, Rooney

Predicted Celtic line-up

Gordon, Matthews, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre, Bitton, Brown, Armstrong, Johansen, Forrest, Griffiths

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