Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton his given his prediction for the Hoops’ next seven league games.
Interestingly enough, Sutton tips Celtic to win six of the games, but drop points in one, the trip to Aberdeen on the 16th of February.
“Can’t see that happening again”
“This is the other fixture Celtic will see as potentially hazardous. Aberdeen were absolutely battered by Lennon’s side at Pittodrie earlier in the season but I can’t see that happening again. Derek McInnes will look to change things up and this could be the place where points are spilled” Sutton said, writing in the Daily Record.
He then tipped the Hoops to draw 1-1. The other game he predicted to be ‘hazardous’ was the trip to Fir Park to play Motherwell, where he tips the Hoops to win the game 2-1.
Sutton is more than entitled to his opinion. He is a Celtic legend. However, it is hard to see the Hoops dropping points at Pittodrie.
Hoops have excellent record against team
Celtic have an excellent record against Derek McInnes’ side. They have won on their last seven league visits to Pittodrie.
Indeed, as Sutton indicates, the Hoops ‘battered’ Aberdeen in their first visit to the stadium earlier this season, winning 4-0.
Aberdeen will want to put up a much sterner test than they did that day, but if Celtic are at their best they should be more than good enough to get the win.
Interestingly, Sutton has also predicted Rangers’ next seven league fixtures, and has tipped the Ibrox club to also win six games and draw one.
Neil Lennon’s goal will be for Celtic to win every league game before the international break in March. That includes the visit to Ibrox.
The Hoops are more than capable of doing that. Hopefully Celtic will prove Sutton wrong and take maximum points going forward in the battle to win nine in a row.