Lineups

Dundee United

( 3-5-2 )

  • 1. B. Siegrist

  • 17. J. Robson

  • 5. M. Connolly

  • 6. M. Reynolds

  • 18. C. Butcher Yellow Card

  • 20. L. Bolton

    74'
  • 23. I. Harkes

  • 30. L. Neilson

    60'
  • 8. P. Pawlett

  • 15. L. Chalmers

    65'
  • 10. N. Clark

    74'

Substitutes

  • 19. D. Mehmet

  • 2. K. Freeman Yellow Card

    60'
  • 3. A. Spörle

    65'
  • 0. P. McMullan

    74'
  • 0. D. Glass

  • 7. A. King

  • 4. D. Powers

  • 11. C. Smith

  • 27. L. Appéré

    74'

Scotland - Premiership 1st Phase

26' C. McGregor 26' Yellow Card 26'  C. McGregor 80' C. Butcher 80' Yellow Card 80'  C. Butcher 83' S. Brown 83' Yellow Card 83'  S. Brown 90' K. Freeman 90' Yellow Card 90'  K. Freeman 83' A. Ajeti 83' Goal 83'   Ajeti A. Ajeti
Dundee United

Dundee United

0 - 1

Celtic

Celtic

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • 83'
    0 - 1
  • Date: 22/08/2020
  • Time: 17:30
  • Venue: Tannadice Park
  • Referee: Andrew Dallas
Scottish Premiership Betting Tips: Dundee United v Celtic

Newly-promoted Dundee United look to cause a shock when they host perennial Scottish champions Celtic in Saturday’s early evening kick-off.

It’s been a couple of weeks since Celtic last took to the pitch in their bid to win their tenth-consecutive league title, having seen their last two games postponed due to coronavirus. 

 

Having slipped up with a lacklustre 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock in their last domestic outing, they come into this weekend’s fixtures six points behind old rivals Rangers and will be looking to avoid the psychological blow of losing any more ground (albeit with two games in hand).

 

They’ve been able to keep ticking over, however, with a Europa League qualifier on Tuesday evening, a one-legged Champions League qualifier against Icelandic champions KR Reykjavik. It was a resounding 6-0 victory in a similar vein to the 5-1 thrashing of Hamilton on the opening weekend. 

 

But the hosts have made a solid start to the new campaign, with former Tranmere coach Micky Mellon making a good start to his latest job. They’ve won two of their last three matches, and seven from 12 available in total, having convincingly topped the second tier last season.

 

That’s an especially impressive record considering they’ve been missing talisman Lawrence Shankland, who has been sidelined since the opening weekend. The Scotland international scored 28 goals in all competitions last term but is yet to open his account in the Scottish Premiership - and he remains a major doubt here.

 

As ever, there’s little value in a straightforward Celtic win. Paddy Power back them at just 1/6 for the away win, but given they’ve won their last seven matches against Dundee United and scored at least three goals in six of those, there’s always a good chance of a resounding victory. Celtic to win by 4 or more goals is priced at 5/1.

 

We recommend backing Odsonne Edouard to get the first goal here. He was unstoppable against Hamilton in the opening weekend and scored 22 league last season - nine more than any other player. 

 

Given that record he’s far likelier to open the scoring than any other player, and odds of 12/5 with Betfair Sportsbook are generous in that context.

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

Best Bet

 

Odsonne Edouard to score first - 12/5 (Betfair Sportsbook)

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Match Information

  • Premiership 1st Phase
  • Round 5
  • Tannadice Park
  • Andrew Dallas
  • 22 Aug, 17:30

Betting Tips

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Lineups

Dundee United
(3-5-2)
Celtic
(4-4-2)
  • 1. B. Siegrist

  • 17. J. Robson

  • 5. M. Connolly

  • 6. M. Reynolds

  • 18. C. Butcher Yellow Card

  • 20. L. Bolton

    74'
  • 23. I. Harkes

  • 30. L. Neilson

    60'
  • 8. P. Pawlett

  • 15. L. Chalmers

    65'
  • 10. N. Clark

    74'

Substitutes

  • 19. D. Mehmet

  • 2. K. Freeman Yellow Card

    60'
  • 3. A. Spörle

    65'
  • 0. P. McMullan

    74'
  • 0. D. Glass

  • 7. A. King

  • 4. D. Powers

  • 11. C. Smith

  • 27. L. Appéré

    74'
  • 1. V. Barkas

  • 3. G. Taylor

    74'
  • 30. J. Frimpong

  • 2. C. Jullien

  • 6. N. Bitton

  • 42. C. McGregor Yellow Card

  • 8. S. Brown Yellow Card

  • 17. R. Christie

  • 27. M. Elyounoussi

    62'
  • 21. O. Ntcham

    74'
  • 22. O. Édouard

    86'

Substitutes

  • 29. S. Bain

  • 35. K. Ajer

    74'
  • 33. H. Elhamed

  • 49. J. Forrest

    62'
  • 12. I. Soro

  • 24. K. Mcinroy

  • 10. A. Ajeti Goal

    74'
  • 53. C. Harper

  • 11. P. Klimala

    86'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Celtic vs Dundee United

There is a 14.8% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Celtic, at 78.6%, are heavy favorites to beat Dundee United who have just a 6.6% chance to win at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Celtic 2.7 to Dundee United 0.7.
In simulation wins, Dundee United upsets Celtic by averaging 11.6 shots and 3.6 shots on goal.
They average 2.0 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.5 in simulation losses.

Dundee United v Celtic

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    Dundee United 0 - 1 Celtic - Match Report

    Date published: 8/23/2020 1:13:25 PM

    Dundee United 0 - 1 Celtic - Match Report

    Albian Ajeti earns Celtic late win against Dundee United with first Hoops goal

    Albian Ajeti scored his first Celtic goal to give the Hoops three valuable Premiership points against newly-promoted Dundee United at Tannadice.

    After a goalless first half the visitors increased the tempo but a well-organised home side defended stoutly amid growing Hoops nerves.

    However, in the 82nd minute Switzerland striker Ajeti, making his league debut as a second-half substitute following his recent £4.5million move from West Ham, repaid a chunk of that fee when he fired in what turned out to be the only goal of the game from 12 yards.

    Celtic had returned to league action after missing the last two matches against St Mirren and Aberdeen through postponement after defender Boli Bolingoli breached coronavirus protocol and boss Neil Lennon will be pleased with the win. It keeps Celtic six points behind Rangers with two games in hand as they prepare to play Ferencvaros in their second Champions League qualifier on Wednesday night.

    United, with Nicky Clark, Jamie Robson and 17-year-old Lewis Neilson back in the side, certainly showed no signs of trepidation.

    Celtic defender Christopher Jullien stretched to concede an early corner which Neilson headed over.

    The visitors had Jeremie Frimpong and Olivier Ntcham back in the side at the expense of Hatem Elhamed and James Forrest, and it was the former who used his pace to prevent Peter Pawlett getting a shot away against Celtic keeper Vasilis Barkas just 14 yards from goal.

    However, the champions steadied and in the 12th minute French striker Odsonne Edouard struck the outside of Benjamin Siegrist’s left-hand post with a drive from 12 yards after United skipper Mark Reynolds inadvertently redirected a Ryan Christie cross into his path.

    An absorbing contest continued.

    In the 32nd minute, after a swift United break, Ian Harkes set up Luke Bolton but from 16 yards he blazed the ball over the bar.

    At the other end, Siegrist did well to parry Ryan Christie’s deflected drive away from danger before blocking a close-range effort from Edouard with Mohamed Elyounoussi knocking the rebound wide.

    Celtic came out for the second half fired up.

    Within seconds of the restart Siegrist made a fine save from Christie’s long-range drive with Jullien volleying the corner over, then the United goalkeeper thwarted Edouard when he tried to steer the ball in from eight yards.

    The hosts refused to be subdued but Christie missed the target with another shot from 12 yards after being set up by skipper Scott Brown.

    Celtic kept probing but Micky Mellon’s side remained firm and indeed in the 68th minute Barkas was tested with a powerful drive from Jamie Robson after a swift counter.

    In the 72nd minute Ajeti and defender Kristoffer Ajer replaced Ntcham and Greg Taylor as Lennon tried another route to victory.

    Minutes later United’s Calum Butcher fouled Edouard at the edge of the box and the striker skimmed the bar with his curled free-kick but the goal arrived soon afterwards.

    Siegrist made yet another good save from Christie and Edouard did well to keep the ball alive before Ajeti drilled in a shot which ended in the roof of the net to take the points back to Glasgow.

    Lineups

    Celtic

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 1. V. Barkas

    • 3. G. Taylor

      74'
    • 30. J. Frimpong

    • 2. C. Jullien

    • 6. N. Bitton

    • 42. C. McGregor Yellow Card

    • 8. S. Brown Yellow Card

    • 17. R. Christie

    • 27. M. Elyounoussi

      62'
    • 21. O. Ntcham

      74'
    • 22. O. Édouard

      86'

    Substitutes

    • 29. S. Bain

    • 35. K. Ajer

      74'
    • 33. H. Elhamed

    • 49. J. Forrest

      62'
    • 12. I. Soro

    • 24. K. Mcinroy

    • 10. A. Ajeti Goal

      74'
    • 53. C. Harper

    • 11. P. Klimala

      86'