Celtic will look to make it 16 games unbeaten when they travel to face Aberdeen on Wednesday.
Ange Postecoglou’s side are on top of the world, and on top of the Scottish Premiership, these days. Reo Hatate’s Old Firm masterclass is still fresh in the memory and Celtic followed that up with another comprehensive dismantling of Motherwell at the weekend.
They’ll fancy their chances up against an Aberdeen side still searching for their first league victory of 2022 and who are looking to end a run of three games without a victory in all competitions.
Here’s all you need to know about this one.
When is kick off? Wednesday 9 February, 19:45 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Pittodrie Stadium
TV channel/live stream? RED TV (Pay-per-view pass required), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? SPFL YouTube channel
Referee? William Collum
Goalkeeper Joe Lewis will face a late fitness test after missing the last game through illness. Gary Woods came in in his place but shipped two in a defeat to Livingston.
The hope is that midfielder Scott Brown will be ready to face his former side, but there will be no sign of left-back Adam Montgomery, who is currently on loan from Celtic and ineligible to face his parent club.
There are no fresh concerns for Postecoglou, who has the same crop of players available to him as he did at the weekend.
David Turnbull, Yosuke Ideguchi, Kyogo Furuhashi and Albian Ajeti all remain out, but that’s nothing new.
Aberdeen: Woods; Ramsay, McCrorie, Bates, MacKenzie; Brown, Ferguson; Hayes, Jenks, Ojo; Ramirez.
Celtic: Hart; Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor; Hatate, McGregor, Rogic; Abada, Maeda, Giakoumakis
Celtic have faced Aberdeen more than any other side in their history and have largely loved their meetings in the past.
Postecoglou’s men picked up 2-1 wins when they faced Aberdeen in both October and November 2021, extending their unbeaten run against the Dons to 16 games in all competitions.
Aberdeen haven’t beaten Celtic since May 2018, when Andy Considine’s strike on the stroke of half-time was enough to secure a 1-0 victory.
Celtic have been on an absolute tear in recent weeks and it’s very hard to see their current run coming to an end here.
Even without Kyogo in attack, Celtic have been flying and scoring goals with reckless abandon, while Aberdeen haven’t kept a league clean sheet in five games and may well be without their starting goalkeeper. The odds are clearly in Celtic’s favour.
Anything other than a comfortable victory would be a real surprise.
Prediction: Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic