Why Aberdeen are a better pick than Celtic to win the Scottish Premiership
Since Rangers dropped out of the Scottish Premiership, Celtic have dominated the division in each of the past four years. That could all change this season, however, as Aberdeen threaten to displace Ronny Deila’s men at the top of the table.
In previous years, the Dons have always threatened to challenge for the crown but haven’t managed to maintain a serious push for the entire campaign. If anyone is going to topple Celtic, it’s Aberdeen and this is why they are by far the best pick to win the Scottish Premiership title this season. Get all the latest odds here.
In terms of form, they’re more or less matching Celtic on a game-by-game basis. The Dons showed their mettle with a crucial come-from-behind victory over Partick Thistle at the beginning of March. That was a win that sent a statement of intent to Celtic. Aberdeen aren’t in this to finish second, they’re gunning for top spot and it would take a brave man to back against Derek McInnes’ men on current form.
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When this article was produced, they’re priced at 7/1 to win the title in the Scottish football betting markets. Aberdeen have struggled to cope under pressure in previous years but they’re made of sterner stuff these days and the title is a real possibility if they continue to pile the pressure on Deila’s Celtic.
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Aberdeen beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle on penalties to win the League Cup in 2014 but they want much more than the odd trophy here and there. The Dons have a number of talented, rising stars and their youthful enthusiasm could be crucial to their title aspirations. Like Leicester City in the Premier League, Aberdeen don’t look as though they are feeling the pressure and the onus is on Celtic to hold off their challenge.
After all, most expected the Bhoys to walk the Scottish Premiership at the beginning of the campaign. With Rangers on the brink of a return to the top flight, this may be Aberdeen’s best chance to win the title and McInnes’ side are hungry to produce one of Scottish football’s greatest ever triumphs.
Can Aberdeen go all the way and pip Celtic to the title? Well, they’re more than capable of toppling the defending champs – especially on current form. If nothing else, their odds are certainly appealing given their current league position and this might just be the Dons’ year to finally get their hands back on the Scottish title.