Former Aberdeen forward Frank McDougall has urged Dons manager Derek McInnes to take the game to Celtic on Wednesday.
The Hoops are unbeaten in 59 domestic games but went down 3-0 against Bayern Munich on Champions League duty midweek.
Brendan Rodgers’ side take on Hibernian at lunchtime today in the semi-finals of the Betfred Cup, while the Dons have a free weekend to prepare for the top of the table encounter.
McDougall hopes McInnes sticks with the same approach that has helped the Dons win three games on the spin.
He said: “It is going to be a tough game but they should be up for it after some good recent results.
“Celtic have been on a long unbeaten domestic run but hopefully that all comes to an end on Wednesday.
“Aberdeen are playing well and looking solid at the back.
“I’m not sure Derek will start both Adam Rooney and Stevie May against Celtic but I would love to see him do that and have a go.
“The weakest part of Celtic’s team is their defence so it makes sense to have a go.
“I know their last match was against Bayern Munich but they have been conceding goals.
“Hibernian scored two against them a fortnight ago.”
McDougall, meanwhile, was delighted with the news that 20-year-old defender Scott McKenna has extended his deal until 2021.
The Scotland under-21 international has been rewarded with a new contract after a series of impressive displays.
He added: “I really like Scott. He looks a fantastic player, a real raw talent.
“I like the fact he is a no-nonsense player.
“He just heads the ball back into the opposition half, he doesn’t take chances and that is what you want from a central defender.
“The fact he is playing in front of an excellent goalkeeper in Joe Lewis and alongside Kari Arnason helps.
“Arnason reads the game really well.
“I think Aberdeen certainly have a chance against Celtic.
“They are unbeaten in the league so the confidence should be there.
“Hopefully Celtic’s semi-final against Hibernian goes to extra-time and they are even more tired by the time they get to Pittodrie.”