Dundee United arrive at Celtic Park on Saturday for the Premiership showdown with home side Celtic.
Our Celtic v Dundee United tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - along with the latest match odds.
Celtic will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-2 Premiership triumph against Hearts.
In that match, Celtic managed 59% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Celtic, the goalscorers were Reo Hatate (27') and Giorgos Giakoumakis (35'). Hearts had 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Liam Boyce (62') scored for Hearts.
Their most recent results show that there has been much resilience in the Celtic rearguard. Celtic have given the opposition little, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last six outings standing at 4.
Their past results show that Celtic:
- have not been beaten in the league by Dundee United in their last 10 matches. A decent run, indeed.
- are undefeated in their previous 16 home league matches. A fantastic home record.
Dundee United will come into the match following a 2-1 Premiership win over Ross County in their last fixture.
In that game, Dundee United managed 61% possession and 24 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Dundee United was Nicky Clark (74', 91'). Ross County got 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Regan Charles-Cook (53') was the scorer for Ross County.
The stats tell the story, and Dundee United have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 9 goals overall. In defence, Dundee United have some weaknesses to address. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Dundee United:
- haven't beaten Celtic when they have played them away from home in the previous 43 league games. An unbelievably poor away record.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 15/01/2016 reveals that these fixtures have been disappointments for Dundee United. They have not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever while Celtic have dominated them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those match-ups.
A sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 12 of them from The Bhoys and 2 coming from The Tangerines. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
Team News: Celtic
David Turnbull (Hamstring Injury), Callum McGregor (Facial Injury) and Kyogo Furuhashi (Hamstring Injury) aren’t available for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou.
Team News: Dundee United
Dundee United manager Thomas Courts has some current player fitness concerns. Kai Fotheringham (Ankle Injury) and Liam Smith (Knee Injury) won’t be making appearances.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Dundee United will manage to find the back of the net against this Celtic outfit, although that might not be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Celtic at full-time. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Celtic Park (60,411)
Captain: Callum McGregor
Chairman: Ian Bankier
Manager: Ange Postecoglou
Competitions: Premiership position 2, League Cup (Final), Scottish Cup (Fifth Round), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs), Conference League (Knockout round play-offs)
🔑 Star Player: Liel Abada
Generally taking up the Right Wing position, Liel Abada was born in Petah Tikva, Israel. Having played his first senior match for Maccabi Petah Tikva in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has got 6 league goals in the Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 20 appearances.