CELTIC have the opportunity to move an awesome 10 points ahead of nearest challengers Aberdeen in the race for the SPFL championship in midweek.
The Dons dropped two points in a goalless draw against Partick Thistle at Pittodrie this afternoon, leaving them seven points adrift of Ronny Deila’s men.
The Hoops take on the Firhill side at Parkhead on Wednesday and can go into double figures in their advantage over Derek McInnes’ side – if Aberdeen lose to ex-Celt John Hughes’ Inverness Caley Thistle outfit on the same evening.
Celtic would still have a crucial game in hand in the run-in to the title with a vastly superior goal difference.
The Dons were desperate to get back on track against the Maryhill side, but they were fortunate to be even level at half-time.
Jags striker Lyle Taylor blew two excellent chances to give his side a shock lead.
He hit keeper Jamie Langfield with his first effort when he was clean through and a few minutes later he failed to get on target from a similar range.
The stress of chasing Deila’s men showed on the home side in the second-half and the nearest they came to breaking the deadlock came a few minutes from time when a header from Adam Rooney flew into the gloves of former Celtic stand-by goalie Scott Fox.
The champagne bottles are edging closer to the ice bucket at Paradise.