The euphoria of moving a further three points ahead on Wednesday night now gives way to the serious business of facing Aberdeen at what is expected to be high winds on Sunday. Celtic always do well at Pittodrie, but you should question your victories as much as your defeats.
Celtic have won seven consecutive games at Pittodrie since back-to-back defeats there in season 2016-16, scoring 20 and conceding four in the process. It has become a regular party away trip. This will boost the players’ confidence and should worry Aberdeen, but every game is different. Aberdeen are third in the table; this is one of our most difficult games left in the league campaign.
Derek McInnes is under pressure for the first time as Aberdeen manager. The 0-0 he got at Ibrox this month surprised his own fans as much as anyone. That game was a liberating opportunity for Aberdeen, free of expectations for 90 minutes, they found common purpose. We will need to work for any points we take back down the road on Sunday.