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OUR TEAM'S Predictions.

ANTHONY HAGGERTY CELTIC are back in their domestic groove which is ominous for the Reds. The Hoops will take a step closer to the triple Treble with Hampden specialist James Forrest prominent and a repeat of the result from two years ago could be on the cards.

CELTIC 3 ABERDEEN 0 MICHAEL GANNON THE Hoops are in the groove, have key men fit and in form and their pressing and passing game is perfectly suited to Hampden's huge pitch. Aberdeen will put up a fight but it will still be too big an ask.

CELTIC 2-0 ABERDEEN CRAIG SWAN CELTIC are flying at the moment and they have the big-game players to get the job done. Aberdeen should make them work as much as they possibly can. However, the cup holders should still be able to retain their trophy.

CELTIC 2 ABERDEEN 0 EUAN MCLEAN ABERDEEN can't possibly be as bad as they were against Motherwell and that timely jolt can actually help them with expectations low. Celtic are ticking along but the demands of their trip to Norway could sap their energy. CELTIC 0 ABERDEEN 1 DAVID MCCARTHY CELTIC have been too good for Aberdeen on so many occasions over the past couple of seasons and there's no reason to suspect this will be different. From middle to front they've got matchwinners and should use the wide spaces of Hampden to their advantage. CELTIC 3 ABERDEEN 1 THE challenge for Derek McInnes is psychological as much as anything with such a dismal record against Brendan Rodgers. With James Forrest in the form of his life, a Hoops victory looks on the cards.

CELTIC 3 ABERDEEN 1 GARY RALSTON THE Pittodrie outfit have gone right off the boil at the worst possible time with their shocking 3-0 loss to Motherwell last weekend. And with Celtic on a fine run of form they will equal Walter Smith's record of seven domestic trophy wins in a row.

CELTIC 3 ABERDEEN 0 KEITH JACKSON ABERDEEN aren't coming all the way to Hampden just to make up the numbers. But Celtic look too good in every department and have developed a taste for Trebles. They'll sew up the first leg tomorrow.

CELTIC 3 ABERDEEN 1 GORDON PARKS CELTIC have rediscovered their mojo and that will ensure they lift the first trophy of the season with a bit to spare. The Dons just don't have the attacking armoury which the Hoops possess and that will prove decisive.

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Date:Dec 1, 2018
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