Celtic’s last visit to Pittodrie resulted in one of the most comfortable afternoons the champions have faced in the Granite City in recent years.
Aberdeen striker Curtis Main wants to make their next visit tomorrow one of the toughest.
The Hoops put the Dons to the sword when the sides last met in Aberdeen on September 27, scoring all four of their goals in a devastating and punishing first half on their way to a one-sided victory.
Main is determined to make amends when the two teams meet again tomorrow (12.0).
He said: “We’d like to make it their hardest game of the season. We are sure they are expecting a tough task and we have to make it that way.
“Celtic are a quality side. They go about their business and know how to get the job done but we have to try to not let that happen on Sunday.
“We have to come up with a way of doing that and hopefully we can get a result. They are in good form and looking strong, but on the back of our midweek result we’re looking to build on it.
“It’s something any player looks forward to, playing live on television. The fact you are playing the champions brings an added motivation to try to do well.”
There is a renewed sense of optimism and confidence in the Dons ranks after ending their five-game scoring drought with a 3-0 win at Hamilton Accies on Tuesday.
Main was the man who got the all-important goal to end the barren run after getting a rare start in a two-pronged attack alongside Niall McGinn.
The former Motherwell striker hopes the new partnership gets another chance to flourish tomorrow.
He said: “It went really well overall. The fluidity of the team was really nice the other night with myself and Niall in the forward roles and Matty Kennedy supporting.
“I felt comfortable in the role and I think he enjoyed it too. We both got on the scoresheet which is what you want too.
“A positive result always gives everyone a lift. It was long overdue but the performance was very good too and hopefully we can build on it.”
The result at New Douglas Park in midweek moved the Dons up to third in the Premiership ahead of Main’s former club Motherwell on goal difference.
It’s neck and neck between the sides in the race for Europe but Main is confident his club can beat the Steelmen to the prize.
He said: “Motherwell dropping points by losing in the last minute was a blow to them too but it is only one game and there are still plenty of games left to play. It will be nip and tuck but we just have to make sure we play at our best.
“I haven’t spoken to too many of the Motherwell lads. They are having a good season and they are keeping their heads down and trying to do their best to claim third spot
“I’m sure there will be some conversations towards the end of the season and we’ll see who comes out on top but there is no animosity there. You play with some players then move on and play against them but it is all good fun.
“If they finish fourth it’s a good season for them. I’ll be quite happy to finish above them.”