Celtic are back on the treadmill tomorrow as our relentless December schedule continues with a home game against Aberdeen.
Derek McInnes’ side have responded excellently to the Pittodrie thrashing we dished out back in October. Since that 4-0 defeat, they’ve won five of their eight games and lost just once.
However, they are still a whopping 14 points behind us as they prepare to travel to the East End of Glasgow. And many will expect a routine home win. Here’s the team we think will go out and achieve the feat.
Two changes for the visit of the Dons
There are few things more certain than Fraser Forster continuing between the sticks. The Englishman is looking to extend a three game clean sheet run and will have his eyes firmly on a shutout against the Dons.
Neil Lennon may be tempted to rotate at right-back but we see no reason not to start Jeremie Frimpong again. The young wing-back seems to play his best football on the spacious Celtic Park pitch. He can earn his break on Boxing Day and be back fit and ready for the Rangers clash.
Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer should continue their solid partnership at the centre of defence while left-back may prove a trickier decision for Lennon. Jonny Hayes started at Tynecastle in midweek but we have a funny feeling that Greg Taylor may be given the nod against the Dons.
Scott Brown and Callum McGregor are likely to anchor the midfield and continue their good recent form. Ahead of them we think we’ll see James Forrest restored back to his favoured right, with Ryan Christie in the middle against his former club and Mohamed Elyounoussi back after an injury setback.
Up top, it’s extremely likely to be Odsonne Edouard as he aims to hit his stride just in time for next week’s derby.