FM Preview: Dundee United v Celtic 17 Oct 2010

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History of the Dundee United v Celtic fixture

Dundee Utd. prepare to entertain Celtic at Tannadice Park at lunchtime on Sunday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 40 of the 83 previous games, with the The Terrors winning just 25.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tannadice Park was less than a year ago, in April 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 25 AprDundee Utd.0-2CelticSPL
2009/2010Sat 20 FebCeltic1 - 0Dundee Utd.SPL
2009/2010Sun 22 NovDundee Utd.2 - 1CelticSPL
2009/2010Sat 12 SepCeltic1 - 1Dundee Utd.SPL
2008/2009Tue 12 MayCeltic2 - 1Dundee Utd.SPL
2008/2009Sun 22 MarDundee Utd.2 - 2CelticSPL
2008/2009Wed 28 JanCeltic0 - 0Dundee Utd.SLGC

Recent respective form guides

Dundee United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Terrors have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Celtic however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. While the The Bhoys have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Dundee Utd.'s total of 11 points from their 7 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 7 games giving them a return of 21 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Dundee Utd.64119813

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the The Terrors at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the The Bhoys come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Dundee Utd. 9 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Celtic 13 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 6 matches.
Last drawn game 28 outings ago.