Glasgow Celtic play in the Scottish Cup semi-finals against Aberdeen at Hampden on Sunday and the Hoops will be aiming to win this game as they look to secure the Scottish Cup for a third consecutive season.

The two sides have so far clashed three times in all competitions this season. Celtic have won two of the games, albeit narrowly while the most recent which was a league clash in March ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

The last time that Celtic lost against Derek Mclnnes’ side was back in May 2018 when they fell to a 1-0 defeat in the Scottish Premiership.

Even though Aberdeen will be the underdogs heading into this game, they are more than capable of causing the Hoops problems and if Neil Lennon’s side fails to get the basics correct on the day, they could potentially be set for an upset.

The Dons have beaten Rangers three times this season and if they were to beat Celtic, they would have beaten both Scottish giants in the same season for the first time since 2008.

Lennon, who is currently employed by Celtic on an interim basis after Brendan Rodgers joined Leicester City, will be aware that he may have to secure the treble this season if he is two be given the managerial job on a permanent basis for a second time.

Attacker Oliver Burke is a doubt for the Hoops due to a muscle strain, according to a report published by BBC. 

The report added that Dedryck Boyata, Vakoun Bayo, Craig Gordon, Eboue Kouassi and Daniel Arzani remain on the sidelines. Leigh Griffiths will also be unavailable.


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