Aberdeen hero Joe Lewis: Celtic winning the league is "inevitable"

By David Walton

May 2, 2019

Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis has given his confirmation that Celtic winning the Premiership title is “inevitable”.

Celtic need to take just a point from Pittodrie on Saturday in order to secure their eighth consecutive title. The last time they failed to do that was in February 2016, when they lost 2-1 to the Dons.

It will take something similar from Aberdeen to stop Celtic sealing the title on their own patch. It would also be a nasty blow for Derek McInnes’ side, who have been Celtic’s main rivals for the last few years.

Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis believes it’s only a matter of time before Celtic win the league (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

And whilst Lewis has confirmed his determination to halt Neil Lennon’s men in the Granite City, he believes that a Celtic title party at some stage is definite. Speaking to Aberdeen’s official club website, the Dons number one said the following:

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“We’ll go into the game looking to win the game. They can win the title here and I think it’s inevitable that they will win it at some stage. We can stop that happening here and get our three points to help our cause.

“It’s not necessarily to stop their cause, but we’ve got our own things to try and achieve this season. European football’s hugely important for the football club and we need to secure that as soon as possible.

“Three points on Saturday will go a long way towards that.”

Expect this man to be in inspired form

Lewis tends to be the man for the big occasion (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

All the stars are aligning for Lewis to be in absolutely stunning form on Saturday once again.

He followed up a top performance at Ibrox last weekend by signing a new five-year deal with the Dons this week. Considering we can win the title with just a point, he’s likely to be producing wonder saves all over the place.

Lewis has proven so often to be a commanding last barrier for opposition sides to get through against the Dons. He’s kept a clean sheet at Celtic Park this season in the 0-0 draw there two months ago. But in saying that, he’s also conceded nine goals in two of our last three against them also.

Celtic know all about the Aberdeen number one (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Lewis has never managed to be part of a winning Aberdeen side against Celtic at Pittodrie. When they last beat us 2-1 there three years ago, it was Scott Brown (not that one) that was the Dons number one on the day.

But that doesn’t deflect from the fact that Lewis is a stunning shot-stopper.