Can Celtic reverse their poor form and claim their 188th win over Aberdeen?

By Jay Williams

September 28, 2018

Premiership football returns to Parkhead this weekend as Celtic vs Aberdeen is on the agenda.

The pressure is increasing on Brendan Rodgers as he looks for a win against Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen side.

Here are some stats and analysis as we approach this game.

Head-to-head record

Celtic have won well over half of their previous games against Aberdeen. (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Celtic hold a significantly superior record against the Dons. In their 346 previous meetings, Celtic have won 187.

Aberdeen have managed 87 wins with 72 draws between the two sides.

Last season, Celtic won three of their four meetings with Aberdeen but lost in their final clash.

In May last season, a goal from Andrew Considine was enough to claim victory for Aberdeen at Celtic Park.


Celtic have had their worst start to a league campaign since the 1998/99 season.

With just 10 points from six games, Celtic are sixth and they go into the game on the back of a loss against Kilmarnock.

Aberdeen are seventh, having won two, drawn three and lost one game this season.

They will be aiming to leapfrog Celtic on Saturday when these two sides meet.

Goal scorers

Gary Mackay-Steven, who had a two-and-a-half year stay at Celtic, will look to add to his four goals this season when he faces his former club. (MB Media/Getty Images)

Celtic’s goals have been spread out this season. Olivier Ntcham is the only man to score two league goals.

Leigh Griffiths, Odsonne Edouard, Tom Rogic and Dedryck Boyata all have one apiece.

Aberdeen have also spread the goals out and none of their players have scored more than one league goal.

Gary Mackay-Steven, formerly of Celtic, leads the way with four in all competitions.