Celtic midfielder Kris Commons pays tribute to Aberdeen

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons

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The top two teams in Scotland go head-to-head at Parkhead on Sunday as Aberdeen travel to champions Celtic looking to crank up the pressure on the league leaders.

Celtic lead the Dons by three points with a game in hand but Aberdeen are unbeaten in twelve games, winning ten times as they continue to mount an unexpected challenge for the title.

The sides last met at Pittodrie in November and the Glasgow side needed a stoppage-time winner from central defender Virgil van Djik to secure a 2-1 win.

With Celtic having travelled to the San Siro to face Inter Milan on Thursday, Aberdeen may be hopeful of taking advantage of a potential European hangover. The visitors are 5.42 to collect three points, with Celtic 1.58 and the draw 3.81.

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons scored against Aberdeen just minutes into his debut four seasons ago, but the Hoops player says Derek McInnes’ team are now a much-improved outfit.

“I think I arrived on the Thursday, trained on the Friday then I played at the weekend so it’s a very memorable goal, one I’ll never forget, but Aberdeen are very different as a side from what they were four years ago,” Commons said.

Ronny Deila’s squad know there is no room for complacency in the title race with Aberdeen breathing down their necks, according to Commons.

“They won the Scottish League Cup last year as well so they are improving and that keeps us on our toes as we can’t take the foot off the gas,” he added.

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