AFTER 60 games unbeaten could Celtic's record go tonight? Pittodrie was always going to the toughest test and the timing is bad for Brendan Rodgers's side.
The Hoops boss admitted some of his players looked tired after big games against Bayern Munich and Hibs but he can't rest many – that will happen against Killie on Saturday.
Aberdeen will be fresher after a 10-day break but even so William Hill make them an 11-2 chance to hand Rodgers his first domestic defeat in Scotland.
The sides are locked at the top on 23 points and while Celtic won both meetings at Pittodrie last season they look a little short at 11-20 with McBookie.
In the circumstances this is Rodgers's biggest domestic test but I reckon he'll come through unscathed with at least a draw.
Aberdeen can't play on-loan Celtic Ryan Christie and that's a blow. Their best bet for a goal could be from Stevie May who is 3-1 to net at any time.
Rangers are 3-10 with Marathonbet to bounce back from Hampden misery by beating Kilmarnock.
Pedro Caixinha said there were two options on Sunday – win or win. Well, tonight there is only one – and it's a must-win for the Ibrox men.
The Portuguese boss will bring back Wes Foderingham for Jak Alnwick while Fabio Cardoso is out with a broken nose – but apart from that there will be no changes.
It's a baptism of fire for Killie boss Steve Clarke who watched his new side beat Partick last time out and they are generally 10-1 to cause a huge shock.
Rangers have taken care of the lesser sides this season but could concede and best bet is both to score at evens with William Hill.
The other game is Dundee v Motherwell and the Fir Park men could suffer a reaction after their semi-final win. Well lost to Aberdeen after beating them 3-0 in the quarters and put a lot into their Hampden cup triumph, Think I'll leave this alone.
- Aberdeen not to lose
- Rangers v Killie both to score