Celtic have a golden chance to end their 2020 campaign on the back of six wins across all competitions as they welcome Dundee United home. The match schedules for Wednesday at Celtic Park with kickoff at 6 pm.
The Tangerines come off a 1-1 draw against Motherwell in their last match continue looking for their first win at Celtic Park since 1993.
Neil Lennon was quick to shower the Celtic side with praises following their comfortable 3-0 away win on Boxing Day. The three points secured were from second-half strikes from Odsonne Eduoard, Leigh Griffiths and David Turnball. The win extended their winning streak to five matches across all competitions.
The Hoops currently have three wins in their last three Scottish Premiership matches, scoring seven goals while keeping three clean sheets along. However, the side remains 16 points behind leaders Rangers at the top of the table. A major motivation will be their three games in hand, including a trip to Ibrox on December 2.
Top goalscorer Nicky Clark came off the bench in their last outing to secure a point for their side following their 1-1 draw to Motherwell on Saturday. The 29-year-old reached double figures this season with netting 47% of Dundee United’s goals in the Scottish Premiership. The Tangerines remain unbeaten in their last three league matches but without a win in their last seven.
Celtic vs Dundee United Head to Head
Both sides have 46 games against each other with Celtic takes home 31 wins while Dundee United has three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Hamilton Academical 0-3 Celtic
Celtic 2-0 Ross County
Heart of Midlothian 3-3 Celtic
Celtic 2-0 Kilmarnock
Celtic 3-2 Lille
Queen of the South 1-3 Dundee
Dundee 3-3 Dunfermline Athletic
Inverness 2-2 Dundee
Dundee 1-0 Arbroath
Hibernian 1-0 Dundee
Celtic Team News
Defender Christopher Jullien remains a doubt for the Wednesday clash after picking a slight knee injury. Winger James Forest remains on the sidelines with an ankle injury. Goalkeeper Conor Hazard is likely to remain in between the sticks with three clean sheets to his name.
Dundee United Team News
Logan Chalmers and Declan Grass remain on the sidelines with an ankle and knee injuries respectively. Nicky Clark sets to lead the attacking line alongside either Lawrence Shankland or Marc McNulty after netting a goal against Motherwell.
Prediction and Odds
Even though Dundee would like to execute a defeat following their season opener loss, Celtic look a far better side.
Goals Under 2.5
Away: No Score