FM Preview: Celtic v Dundee United 14 Jan 2012

Footymad preview History of the Celtic v Dundee United fixture

Dundee United face a trip to Celtic at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Terrors will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 55 occasions, and draw 27, from the 90 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Celtic annihilating their visitors 5-1 in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sun 04 Dec Dundee Utd. 0 - 1 Celtic Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sat 13 Aug Celtic 5-1 Dundee Utd. Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sun 01 May Celtic 4 - 1 Dundee Utd. Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sun 13 Feb Dundee Utd. 1 - 3 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 20 Nov Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee Utd. Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sun 17 Oct Dundee Utd. 1 - 2 Celtic Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sun 25 Apr Dundee Utd. 0 - 2 Celtic Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Celtic have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Bhoys, with 3 goals against.

Dundee United have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Terrors, and 6 goals against.

Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 22 games giving them a return of 53 points.

Dundee United lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 26 from their 22 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Celtic 6 5 1 0 12 2 16
Dundee United 6 3 2 1 16 10 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and we think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Bhoys. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Celtic Won 3 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Dundee United Undefeated in last 5 away games.

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