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THE REHEARSAL: AN ABERDEEN-CELTIC PREVIEW

Aberdeen v Celtic - Betfred Cup Final
Tom Rogic gives Celtic the lead in the Betfred Cup Final
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ABERDEEN V CELTIC (SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP: FRIDAY 12TH APRIL; 7:45PM)

In a preview of the Scottish Cup Final in two weeks time, Celtic face Aberdeen only three games away from completing a league season unbeaten.

Team Selection: With Scott Brown still suspended and as far as we know Mikael Lustig still 'rested' I would broadly speak with the same team that started last week against St Johnstone, which means giving youngsters Anthony Ralston and Michael Johnston another start, they both acquitted themselves well last week, however, I wouldn't be surprised if Scotland’s Player of the Year Scott Sinclair is back in for Johnston. Tom Rogic stated at today's press conference that he feels 'fit' so he seems a certainty to start, here's hoping he continues his good from against Aberdeen.

Previous Meetings: Four games, four victories for the Celts, starting with a 4-1 win in August, a fine Leigh Griffiths goal the highlight of the game.

A brilliant Tom Rogic strike was the difference between the teams at Pittodrie in October.

The teams next met in the Betfred Cup Final in November, with Celtic cruising to a 3-0 win with goals from Rogic, Forrest and Dembele.

Whilst Dedryck Boyata's header provided the only goal at Celtic Park in February.

Prediction: Although this is a preview of sorts of the upcoming Scottish Cup Final, there will be differences in the games, for a start Scott Brown isn't playing tomorrow night and he will of course be one of our main men come Cup Final day. One thing that won't change however is Celtic's will to win - which is why we should win the game tomorrow.

Aberdeen 1 Celtic 3