Aberdeen v Celtic Betting: Hoops to help themselves to the goals

Brendan Rodgers' men are hoping for a historic treble and our tipster is anticipating a goal-laden game in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park

Celtic can bring down the curtain on a sensational season in superb style with a win against Aberdeen in Saturday's Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

Brendan Rodgers' Hoops are chasing a domestic treble for the first time since 2001 and, having enjoyed a thumping 3-0 win against the Dons in the League Cup final back in November, the Hoops will come into this match supremely confident of further success.

Celtic have been a cut above the opposition in domestic competition north of the border this season. Rodgers' men racked up 106 points and 106 goals in the Premiership, taking the title by 30 points from runners-up Aberdeen.

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Furthermore, should the Hoops avoid defeat on Saturday, they will end the season unbeaten in domestic competition - a run that would stretch to 47 domestic matches this term.

Against such an impressive backdrop, it is little surprise that Celtic are available at 4/7 (1.57) with Betfair Sportsbook to come out on top inside 90 minutes.

Aberdeen, seeking their second piece of silverware under the stewardship of Derek McInnes, having beaten Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the 2014 League Cup final, surrendered a two goal lead in their semi-final tie against Hibernian, before a late deflected strike saw the Dons defeat the holders and move into their first Scottish Cup final since 2000.

Aberdeen and their support will have painful memories of that previous Scottish Cup final appearance, for they were beaten 4-0 by Rangers. There were, however, mitigating circumstances, for Aberdeen 'keeper Jim Leighton was injured in the opening minutes, meaning that striker Robbie Winters was forced to keep goal for the Dons.

McInnes' men are unlikely to be so unfortunate this time around, but the task facing the team from Pittodrie remains daunting - indeed, there is 4/1 (5.0) that Aberdeen win inside normal time - 29/10 (3.90) is available that the match remains deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes.

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Aberdeen could barely have warmed up for this match in a more impressive manner. The Dons claimed their first win against Rangers at Ibrox in 26 years before claiming a stunning 6-0 success against Partick Thistle on the final day of the Scottish league season.

The most recent meeting between these teams ended in an emphatic 3-1 win for Celtic at Pittodrie and there is plenty of potential for the goals to flow again when the rivalry is renewed at Scotland's national stadium.

Betfair Sportsbook offer 6/4 (2.50) that there are more than three goals scored in Saturday's Scottish Cup final and, with both teams capable of finding the net, it is a price that may offer decent value for punters.

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Over 3.5 goals at 6/4 (2.50) for a 2pt stake with Betfair Sportsbook