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History of the Celtic v Dundee United fixture

Dundee Utd. face a trip to Celtic at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Terrors will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 51 occasions, and draw 23, from the 82 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 17 AugDundee Utd.1 - 1CelticSPL
2007/2008Thu 22 MayDundee Utd.0 - 1CelticSPL
2007/2008Wed 12 MarCeltic0 - 0Dundee Utd.SPL
2007/2008Wed 26 DecDundee Utd.0 - 2CelticSPL
2007/2008Sat 29 SepCeltic3 - 0Dundee Utd.SPL
2006/2007Sat 31 MarDundee Utd.1 - 1CelticSPL
2006/2007Tue 26 DecCeltic2 - 2Dundee Utd.SPL

Recent respective form guides

Celtic are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The The Bhoys have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.

Dundee Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The The Terrors's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 20 games giving them a return of 50 points. Dundee Utd. find themselves in a respectable 3rd position, courtesy of the 34 points they have accumulated from 20 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Dundee Utd.63309412

FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form The Terrors, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Celtic Unbeaten in the last 11 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Dundee Utd. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
7 games since last defeat.