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Treble pressure weighing on Celtic

Treble pressure weighing on Celtic


Celtic head into Saturday’s Scottish Cup final knowing victory would secure a historic treble although with another trophy so close, the pressure is really on.

Fittingly for a final, the Hoops will be going up against the second-best team in the country in Aberdeen, with Old Firm rivals Rangers still getting their house in order after a first campaign back in the top flight.

The Dons are, at present, arguably the only team north of the border that can cause Brendan Rodgers’ side issues at Hampden Park.

In top goalscorer Adam Rooney, Aberdeen have a player who has bagged important goals in the past and is 41/20 to score at any time in the final.

Manager Derek McInnes has impressed this season as the Dons managed to beat Rangers to second spot in the Scottish Premiership.

However, the tactician, who has been linked with a move south of the border to join Sunderland in the English Championship, has his biggest test on Saturday against a Celtic side that have ruled the roost over the fixture this term.

Celtic have come out on top in all five of the meetings and it is pretty ominous for the Dons with the aggregate score currently at 12-2 in favour of the Glasgow giants.

It is no surprise Celtic, who are 5/11 to win in 90 minutes, completed an unbeaten campaign in the league this season.

Striker Scott Sinclair has been one of the best players in the division and the former Swansea and Manchester City star is 33/10 to score the opening goal of the final.

With the likes of Leigh Griffiths and Patrick Roberts also a threat, the Hoops have goals all over the park.

Aberdeen, who are 23/4 to win in 90 minutes, will be hoping they can make the most of the added pressure Celtic face in going for a domestic treble.

However, the Hoops, in completing their unbeaten season, have already shown that pressure in not an issue and with plenty of experience of Hampden Park in recent campaigns, it is tough to see them being bested by the Dons on Saturday.

Celtic, who are 5/4 with a -1 handicap, have too much quality all over the pitch and, as in previous meetings this season, they could win by a couple of goals or more.

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