* CELTIC and Aberdeen have not been involved in a league draw since March 2012, a 1-1 stalemate. They have gone 23 games without a deadlock.

* BRENDAN RODGERS’ team will be aiming to avoid going three league games without a win for the first time since November 2012, a run which they ended with a 2-0 win over the Pittodrie side.

* ABERDEEN 1-0 win over the Hoops in May ended an eight-game losing streak against the champions in the league; they last beat them in back-to-back Premiership meetings in October 2004.

* LEIGH GRIFFITHS has been directly involved in eight goals in his past six league starts against Derek McInnes’ outfit – six goals and two assists.

* ABERDEEN have drawn 1-1 in their previous two league games this season – against St Johnstone and Hibs – haven’t had three successive stalemates on their travels since the final three matches of the 2012/13 campaign.

* JONNY HAYES arrived at Celtic in a £1.3million deal from the Pittodrie side last summer. The Dons bought Gary Mackay-Steven from the hoops last season.

* RYAN CHRISTIE spent 18 months on loan at Pittodrie before returning to Parkhead in June.

* DON’T miss all the action in the unbeatable match report from the Celtic v Aberdeen game this afternoon – only in your champion CQN.

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