Celtic beats Aberdeen to maintain position in top of the Scottish premier league as they premier for Dundee


It was another good day in office for Brendan Rodgers and his team. They came out top in their clash with Aberdeen winning 3-0 away from home. The win took their gap at the top of the Scottish premier league table to 8 points against their closest rival Aberdeen.

It was a good win to behold ahead of their next weekend clash with Rangers in the derby on Saturday. This came as their second win in the week after the 2-0 win over St.Patrick.

Coming after their 69 games unbeaten run was broken by Heart in a 4-0 thumping, this shows that Celtic are recovering from the defeat and are starting another run of games.

In the reverse fixture between Celtic and Dundee last October at Celtic Park, the host won by just a goal margin after several saves from the Dundee goalkeeper. Olivier Ntcham was the goal scorer from a long range strike that beat Dorus de Vries in goal.

Dundee manager, Neil McCann is hoping that hos team would be able to get something from the match when they host the league leaders at the Dens Park with the improvement his players have made since.

He said as quoted by Sky Sport: “I think we played really well there, I think we were really brave, we went toe to toe with them at Celtic Park.

Going into the match, both sides have some new development to the team. Dundee will be missing Roarie Deacon. This is due to due the injury the winger sustained against Hearts. The likes of James McPake and Craig Wighton are still out due to knee problems with Scott Bain missing due to disciplinary sanctions.

For Celtic, they also have their fair share of injury worries. Midfielder Tom Rogic is ruled out of this encounter and will be out till the New Year due to knee problem. Manchester City loanee, Patrick Roberts has returned to parent club while defender Anthony Ralston remains out as he recovers from a knee problem.

Dundee currently sit 18th on the log an drill hope to be able to get something from this game.