John Hughes predicts whether Celtic or Aberdeen will win the Scottish Premiership title this season

Ronny Deila's men appear set to be pushed all the way in the title race by Aberdeen.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle boss John Hughes believes that Celtic will go on to win the Scottish Premiership title this season, despite the pressure coming from Aberdeen, the Daily Record reports.

Ronny Deila's men are currently three points clear of the Dons, but endured a difficult time recently that saw Derek McInnes' side temporarily go level on points with the Hoops. Nevertheless, Hughes is backing Celtic to get over the line and insisted that they are still enjoying a good season.

"I hope the title race goes all the way to the wire, I really do. It's great for Scottish football. It's an inspiration to everyone else. I still think Celtic are the best team and they'll see it out and win the league," he told the Record.

"There was a good quote last week from Tom Boyd , who was saying let's not panic too much. Celtic are still top of the league and still in the Scottish Cup.

"I agree with him. Celtic on their day are a wonderful football team and the best team. Like any team, they have ups and downs but Celtic, I feel, have got too much in their locker."

Before the victory over Ross County on Saturday, the Bhoys had come under significant pressure, having been knocked out of the League Cup by the same opponents in the semi-final and having lost the top-of-the-table clash with Aberdeen. 

And when the Dons won their next game following the Celtic victory, they moved level with Deila's side at the top, though they had played a game more than their title rivals.

And while Hughes is backing Celtic to see off Aberdeen's challenge, he will be hoping that the Hoops' title bid is derailed somewhat in their next game, as they come up against his Inverness side. 

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