Celtic continued their run of good form in midweek with a 2-1 victory at Hearts thanks to a goal each from Reo Hatate and Giorgos Giakoumakis. It was a fourth successive victory and puts them at 12 games unbeaten in all competitions. They need to hope Rangers slip up as they sit four points behind their auld firm rivals. Liel Abada is in good scoring form with three goals from his last four.
At home, the Bhoys have won eight of their last nine and each of their last five and are tough to beat. They have failed to win here in domestic matches just twice this season and one of those sides they fail to beat was Dundee United. None of the last eight games played here have gone over 3.5 goals.
Dundee United ended a six-game SPL losing streak in midweek when they defeated Ross County thanks to a Nicky Clarke brace. It put to an end a poor run that had seen them take just one point from seven. Each of their last three have seen both teams score and four when extended to the cup. The last four goals that the Tannadice outfit have grabbed in the league have all come in the final 20 minutes.
Away from home, they are struggling with no victory in any of their last five SPL games with three of them ending in defeat. They have though picked up a point at Celtic these season drawing 1-1 back in September. They have blanked in each of their last two on the road and lost 1-0 in both these fixtures. Five of their last eight away games have seen both teams find the back of the net.
Celtic vs Dundee United: Match Stats
Celtic to win and under 3.5 goals would have paid in each of their last four home games and looks value to do so here. The away team also tend to be in low-scoring games with just of their last 14 on the road going over 3.5 goals. The visitors last road game ended in a 1-0 defeat at Rangers and a similar score would do here.
Liel Abada has three goals in his last four starts and four in seven and he looks value to net at anytime here. Virgin Bet have a fun market where you can take a player at the same price to be the first and last goalscorer which gives you a second bite. The Israelian will fancy his chances against a defence without a clean sheet in eight.
5 Dec 2021- Dundee United 0-3 Celtic- Scottish Premier
26 Sep 2021: Celtic 1-1 Dundee United- Scottish Premier
7 Mar 2021: Dundee United 0-0 Celtic- Scottish Premier
30 Dec 2020: Celtic 3-0 Dundee United- Scottish Premier
22 Aug 2020: Dundee United 0-1 Celtic- Scottish Premier
These two sides have met twice already this season with Celtic winning 3-0 in Dundee but the game at Celtic ended 1-1. Dundee United struggle to score against the Glasgow side netting just once in the last five meetings. You have to go back to December 2014 for the Bhoys lost a head-to-head.