Aberdeen could be handed some extra motivation for their upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic. The Evening Times is reporting that the Dons are set to be given fewer tickets than Celtic for the game.
The report claims that Celtic could have up to 30,000 fans at the match. That won’t please Aberdeen fans, if they were hoping for a 50/50 split in tickets.
Perhaps the club won’t be happy about this decision, and they can use it as motivation towards reaching the Scottish Cup final.
Maybe, in a strange way, the lack of fans could also suit Aberdeen. They seem to play much better away from home than at home. Indeed, they are unbeaten in their last nine away games in all competitions.
Perhaps a bigger problem for Aberdeen at Hampden will be that captain Graeme Shinnie will be suspended for the game. He will be a huge miss as he makes the Dons tick.
Still, the Dons can be confident going into the game. They are now unbeaten in their last three visits to Glasgow, with two wins and a draw.
Derek McInnes seems to have worked out how to play against both halves of the Old Firm. If the semi-final ticket news adds extra motivation to the team they may be back at Hampden in May.