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Dundee journey to Celtic Park on Saturday for the Premiership fixture with hosts Celtic.
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Celtic are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-1 Premiership victory versus Rangers.
In that match, Celtic managed 50% possession and 7 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Celtic was Kyogo Furuhashi (45'). For their opponents, Rangers had 17 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Brendan Rodgers's Celtic have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 11 times over their past six outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those games is 5.
Leading up to this clash, Celtic:
- have not lost a league tie with Dundee in their last 35 games. What a record.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 46 league matches at home. An amazing run.
In their previous game, Dundee drew 2-2 in the Premiership match with St Johnstone.
In that game, Dundee managed 38% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Dundee, the goalscorers were Scott Tiffoney (35') and Ricki Lamie (58'). St Johnstone had 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Max Kucheryavyi (82', 96') scored for St Johnstone.
Over the course of their last 6 outings, Dundee have helped themselves to a tally of 9 goals. Dundee have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. Over that period, they’ve seen 6 goals go against them. We will just have to see if that trend can be sustained here.
Analysis of their past results shows that Dundee:
- haven't won against Celtic when they've played them away from home in the last 18 league games. What a horrible run of results.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results going back to 31/10/2018 reveals that these fixtures have been miserable for Dundee. They have not been able to register any wins whatsoever whereas Celtic have just been too good for them, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those ties.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 26 overall at an average of 4.33 goals per meeting.
Team News: Celtic
Liel Abada (Thigh muscle rupture), Reo Hatate (Disrupted Calf Muscle), Maik Nawrocki (Hamstring Injury), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Hamstring Injury) and Stephen Welsh (Ankle Injury) won’t be available for Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.
It seems likely that The Bhoys will possibly kick off with a 4-3-3 system this time, handing starts to Joe Hart, Alistair Johnston, Gustaf Lagerbielke, Liam Scales, Greg Taylor, David Turnbull, Matt O'Riley, Callum McGregor, Hyun-jun Yang, Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda.
Team News: Dundee
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there is only the one fitness issue for the Dundee gaffer Tony Docherty to contend with. Antonio Portales (Ruptured ligaments) won’t be in action.
We reckon that The Dark Blues appear most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 formation, giving starts to Trevor Carson, Jordan McGhee, Joe Shaughnessy, Ricki Lamie, Owen Beck, Finlay Robertson, Luke McCowan, Malachi Boateng, Zach Robinson, Amadou Bakayoko and Scott Tiffoney.
Our assessment is that Dundee have the capability to put one past this Celtic outfit, although that is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
Our tip is for both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Celtic at the end of this one. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Celtic Park (60,411)
Captain: Callum McGregor
Chairman: Peter Lawwell
Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Competitions: Premiership position 1, Champions League (Group E)
⭐ Star Man: David Turnbull
Mostly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, David Turnbull was born in Carluke, Scotland. Having made his senior debut playing for Motherwell in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Premiership 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 4 appearances.