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Aberdeen v Celtic - Betfred Cup Final Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images


Celtic attempt to win the treble for only the fourth time in our history as we take on Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final.

Team Selection: The big news is that Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Moussa Dembele is fit and available to play in the game. Rodgers now has a huge decision to make about starting Dembele who hasn't played for a month or stick with the in-form Leigh Griffiths. In my opinion, he should stick with Griffiths up front, and keep Dembele on the bench, with the chance to bring him on to stretch the game as a second half substitute. It is too much of a risk to start Dembele when he has been out for so long.

The other big decision revolves around Tom Rogic, who was quite possibly Celtic's best player before his injury in December, and has a very good record against Aberdeen. He has played recently - and played quite well too - but I can't see him starting as Callum McGregor has been playing so well recently, and just like Dembele Rogic is the type of player who can come on in the second half and cause some damage.

At the back, I would expect the usual back four, but if Celtic are struggling at any stage in the game we could change shape and play two at the back with Brown sitting in front of them.

So the team I would play is: Gordon, Lustig, Simunovic, Boyata, Tierney; Brown, Armstrong, Roberts, McGregor, Sinclair; Griffiths

Previous Meetings: Lets go back to April 24th 1937, where a European record crowd of 147, 365 saw Celtic defeat Aberdeen 2-1 in the Scottish Cup Final, with Willie Buchan scoring the winning goal to seal Celtic 15th Scottish Cup triumph.

Prediction: Celtic know what's at stake - the unbeaten treble, and even though Aberdeen will give us a tough game I feel that as we've done all season Brendan Rodgers will have the players focused to bring the Scottish Cup back to Celtic Park.

Celtic 3 Aberdeen 1