Inverness CT 1-3 ABERDEEN – Kenny McLean (2), Adam Rooney
CELTIC 0-2 Barcelona
Kick Off: 1500, 27/11/2016
Stadium: Hampden Park
TV: BT Sport 1
Head-to-head: Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic, Celtic 4-1 Aberdeen, Celtic 3-2 Aberdeen, Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic, Celtic 3-1 Aberdeen, Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
* Celtic HT/Celtic FT @ 27/20
* Celtic to win & BTTS @ 12/5
* Celtic have won their last six Scottish Premiership matches without conceding a goal
* Brendan Rodgers’ side won all three rounds in the League Cup without conceding
* Four of the last five encounters between the teams has resulted in both teams scoring
* Aberdeen have lost their last three matches against Celtic
A Look At Aberdeen’s Betting Odds
Aberdeen and Celtic meet in the League Cup final for the first time since 2000, with the Scottish champions favourites to win the tournament for the 16th time. The Dons have won this tournament six times, the latest coming two years ago when they beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out.
The Dons have already met Celtic twice this season, losing on both occasions, although they won both of their home fixtures last season. Interestingly, both sides have scored in four of the last five encounters, so if you like that market it is available at 17/20, although Celtic to win and both teams to score looks good value at 12/5.
Both teams have scored in both of Aberdeen’s last two games and although Celtic have not conceded in their last six Scottish Premiership matches, we suspect there could be goals on Sunday.
A Look At Celtic’s Betting Odds
Celtic have won their last three meetings with Aberdeen and have been fairly quick off the mark in taking the lead on every occasion, breaking the deadlock between the seventh and 23rd minutes.
The Hoops have also been leading at half-time in all three games which makes Celtic/Celtic at 27/20 in the half-time/full-time market so appealing. Although Celtic have had the edge in the first 45 minutes recently, the draw-Celtic market at 333/100 also looks attractive. If you prefer to swerve those markets, Celtic to win in 90 minutes is 57/100.
The Bhoys have a W14 L4 record against Aberdeen since the 2012/13 season and yet incredibly there has been a winner between the teams on every occasion, which probably explains why the draw odds of 16/5 are so generous. With Celtic 10 points clear of second-placed Aberdeen in the table, it’s hard to see beyond the Glaswegian side but they had a tough game against Barcelona in midweek which will have helped Aberdeen’s cause.