While many Hoops fans may be disappointed as Celtic currently sit at second in the SPFL after a rough stretch of games statistics show the season going better than results may seem.
After a 2-0 defeat to Rangers and a heartbreaking 3-3 draw to Aberdeen over the past week, many Celtic fans seem slightly disheartened at the club’s quest for a record tenth-straight league title.
Yet, as disappointing as these results may have been, the club’s current form places as their fifth-best start over the past decade, per the Scottish Sun.
Sitting six points behind rival Rangers (though one less match played) is obviously not where the club looks to be in such a critical and historic season, but the club has plenty of time to rebound. This becomes even more apparent when one realizes Celtic have only managed to go unbeaten in their opening stretch of matches three times during that span.
Their current 26 points through 11 matches sits them equal with the 2015-2016 campaign. That same season the club ended up taking the title by a comfortable margin of 15 points over second-place Aberdeen while losing just four league games through the course of the campaign.
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While the current campaign may not match the club’s 106 points from 2016-2017, the Hoops still have a good chance of taking the title this year and making history with a tenth-straight.
Neil Lennon’s Bhoys can also push themselves one match closer to history on Sunday when they face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-finals continuation from last year. If the Hoops can avenge their 3-3 draw against Aberdeen last Sunday and advance, they will face either Hearts or Hibernian with a potential fourth-straight treble on the line.
While a tenth-straight league title would be a massive historic feat for the club and is certainly the priority this season, a fourth-straight domestic treble would also be an incredibly historic moment for the club.