Celtic confirmed line-up v Aberdeen: Attacker axed in three changes
By Amir Mir
Celtic take on Aberdeen in a Scottish Premiership clash on Friday night at Pittodrie where they will be looking to maintain their domestic unbeaten run.
Brendan Rodgers has made three changes to his side, with Mikael Lustig, Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair all coming into the starting XI.
Attacker Mikey Johnston, defender Anthony Ralston and midfielder Nir Bitton have been axed for the Friday night encounter.
Here is the club’s official Twitter account announcing the team news to face Aberdeen:
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) May 12, 2017
Three points against second-placed Aberdeen will see Rodgers team record an incredible 100 points for the campaign.
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At this moment in time, they are 27 points ahead of the Dons, who will be looking to open the gap further on third-placed Rangers.
This is the fifth time the two teams are set to clash during this campaign, with the Bhoys winning every encounter.
In August Celtic wrapped up a comfortable 4-1 win, which was then followed up by back-to-back victories, including a 3-0 win in the Scottish League Cup final in November.
Their most recent affair came in February when Dedrick Boyata’s goal was the difference on the day at Parkhead.
Despite having the runners-up spot all but wrapped up, Derek McIness’ side will be looking to make their mark on their opponents.
The two teams will meet for a more important clash on May 27 when the duo will contest the Scottish Cup final.
Aberdeen, just like today, they have the chance to end the Hoops unbeaten run and stop them from winning the treble at the end of this month.
In other Celtic news, a BBC pundit has predicted the Bhoys encounter against Aberdeen.