FootyMAD's Celtic match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 11th May 2009
The game between Celtic and Dundee United in the Scottish Premier on Tuesday, 12th May 2009 at 19:45 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Dundee Utd. face a trip to Celtic at Celtic Park on Tuesday evening, 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 25, from the 84 games played.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, when they played out a goalless draw in an Scottish League Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sun 22 Mar||Dundee Utd.||2 - 2||Celtic||SPL|
|2008/2009||Wed 28 Jan||Celtic||0 - 0||Dundee Utd.||SLGC|
|2008/2009||Sat 03 Jan||Celtic||2 - 2||Dundee Utd.||SPL|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Celtic are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, The Bhoys have rattled up an impressive 19 goals, and conceded 1.
The The Terrors have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The The Terrors's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.
Celtic sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 77 points from their 35 games. Dundee Utd. find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 53 points they have accumulated from 35 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 ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the The Bhoys. Home win
|Celtic||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Dundee Utd.||5 games since last away draw.|
7 games since last defeat.