The last time Celtic lost a Scottish Cup semi-final, it was on penalties. The Hoops lost 5-4 on penalties to Rangers, with then goalkeeper Craig Gordon saving one of Rangers’ penalties.
However, Gordon’s record at penalties wasn’t great. Indeed, the save in the shoot-out was the only one he made in his time as Celtic’s first choice goalkeeper.
Concern about shoot-out prospect
If Gordon was still the number one goalkeeper, there would be a concern amongst fans about the prospect of the upcoming Aberdeen semi-final going to penalties.
However, with Scott Bain in goals, there will be a lot more confidence amongst the support. Bain seems to be a more confident goalkeeper than Gordon.
Gordon was prone to errors of judgement on more than a few occasions in his time as Celtic’s main goalkeeper. That hasn’t been the case with Bain.
So far his performances as Celtic goalkeeper have been relatively blemish free, which is a good thing should the game go to penalties.
Perhaps the only issue with Bain is that he hasn’t faced many penalties as Celtic goalkeeper. He has only faced one, which he didn’t save, against Hearts.
However, when you look at the goalkeepers at Celtic, should the semi go to a shoot-out there is no one you would rather have in goals than Scott Bain.