John Hartson makes confident prediction about Celtic, has advice regarding Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila

Celtic and Aberdeen are fighting for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

John Hartson has predicted in The Scottish Sun that Celtic will win the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Celtic are at the top of the league table at the moment with 63 points from 28 matches.

The Glasgow giants are just four points clear of second-placed Aberdeen, who will fancy their chances of winning the Scottish Premiership title this campaign.

Former Celtic striker Hartson, though, does not believe that Derek McInnes’s side will last the distance.

“People keep telling me there’s a title race and Aberdeen are in with a great shout of winning the league,” the former Wales international wrote in The Scottish Sun. “No they’re not.

“Celtic will be crowned champions in May, irrespective of how ordinary they are. Derek McInnes has done a magnificent job at Pittodrie this season, don’t get me wrong.

“But I’m just not having it that the Dons are going to stop Celtic from clinching five in a row. When push comes to shove, there is simply too much quality within the Celtic dressing room.

“Those players won’t let the league slip through their grasp, even if their manager continues to let them down.”

Hartson has also claimed that Celtic should not sack manager Ronny Deila now.

“In my eyes, Deila’s days are numbered, regardless of results between now and the end of the season,” the former West Ham United striker wrote in The Scottish Sun. “But sacking him now would be completely and utterly POINTLESS.”

Hartson seems confident that Celtic will win the Scottish Premiership title this season, and many fans will agree with him.

Celtic have the best squad in entire Scotland, and it is only a matter of time before the players click and start performing to the level they should. However, the Bhoys should not get complacent and must continue to work hard.

The Glasgow giants will take on Greenock Morton at Celtic Park in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup on Sunday afternoon.

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