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Dundee United vs Celtic Predictions

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Scotland Premiership | Tannadice Park | 22nd August
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Dundee United vs Celtic predictions ahead of this clash in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday. Can the Bhoys secure the points after their midweek Champions League outing? Read on for our free Scottish Premiership predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Both Teams To Score @ 11/10

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Celtic 2-1 @ 8/1

Reason For Dundee United vs Celtic Predictions

  • Celtic have seen both teams score in six of their last eight Premiership away trips
  • Celtic have scored 22 times in six meetings with Dundee United
  • The Bhoys have hit 12 goals in their three games so far
  • Dundee United have scored in three of their opening four games since promotion

Celtic back in business

After their enforced break, Neil Lennon’s side returned with a 6-0 thumping of KR in the Champions League qualifiers in midweek. The Bhoys are used to being pushed in August between early Premiership clashes and make or break European ties, so they’re back to basics now.

Ahead of their clash with Ferencvaros in midweek, the Bhoys are back in league action with a visit to Dundee United. The hosts are yet to pick up a win at home since gaining promotion, but can they change that with a surprise victory against the champions?

Celtic stretched

While they’re just back to action, it’s unlikely that Celtic aren’t going to get stretched in the coming weeks. Lennon has already admitted that his defence needed minutes in order to return to their best, so going almost two-weeks without a league game wasn’t ideal.

The Bhoys have seen both teams score in each of their two league games so far, a comprehensive win over bottom side Hamilton and a draw at winless Kilmarnock. Hardly the most impressive return for the champions’ defence. They’ve also conceded in six of their last eight away trips in the league, while changes could be made with the Champions League the clear priority this month.

Goals little trouble for visitors

If recent meetings are anything to go by, Celtic are unlikely to struggle going forward. In six meetings with Dundee United they’ve scored 22 times, so we expect the champions to continue their high scoring start to the campaign, having racked up 12 goals in three matches.

However, there are issues for the Bhoys at the back. Meanwhile, Dundee United have scored in three of their first four matches so far and should have a match fitness edge on the visitors. As a result, we’re backing the hosts to find the net with both teams to score our first prediction here.

Meanwhile, Celtic have won 12 of their last 16 Premiership away trips, which points to an away win for us here. They hit 40 goals in that time, but the hosts haven’t been that leaky at the back in their opening games. As a result, we’re backing the Bhoys for a 2-1 victory in our correct score prediction here.

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