FootyMAD's Celtic match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 2nd January 2009
The game between Celtic and Dundee United in the Scottish Premier on Saturday, 3rd January 2009 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sun 17 Aug||Dundee Utd.||1 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2007/2008||Thu 22 May||Dundee Utd.||0 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2007/2008||Wed 12 Mar||Celtic||0 - 0||Dundee Utd.||SPL|
|2007/2008||Wed 26 Dec||Dundee Utd.||0 - 2||Celtic||SPL|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Sep||Celtic||3 - 0||Dundee Utd.||SPL|
|2006/2007||Sat 31 Mar||Dundee Utd.||1 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2006/2007||Tue 26 Dec||Celtic||2 - 2||Dundee 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.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.
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