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Dundee vs Celtic Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview

Dundee vs Celtic Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Saturday, 1 October 2016

Celtic travel to face Dundee in a lunch-time Scottish Premiership encounter this Saturday. Read the match predictions to find out why Celtic are the betting tip to get three points at Dens Park.

Dundee vs Celtic Preview

Dundee are in a bad run of form at the moment and find themselves 9th in the table with just 6 points to their name. Meanwhile, Celtic are the league’s trail-blazers and are sitting pretty at the top of the table with 16 points.

Michael Duffy will be ineligible to face his parent club, so Paul Hartley may deploy Faissal El Bakhtaoui as a lone striker here. If he sticks with two up top it could be Yordi Teijsse or Rory Loy that come in but given the strength of opposition, it’s more likely that Danny Williams will come in to pack the midfield. Nicky Low grabbed a consolation goal last time out and is set to continue in the engine room.

Celtic have been benefiting from the goal-scoring prowess of Moussa Dembele of late, so the Frenchman would seem nailed on to start here. Following their impressive display against Manchester City, it’s unlikely that Brendan Rodgers will make any unforced changes. That would see Kolo Toure remain in the centre of defence, with Craig Gordon keeping his place ahead of Dorus de Vries in goal.

Team Predictions Dundee vs Celtic

Dundee 4-5-1 formation: Bain; Kerr, O’Dea, Extabeguren, Holt; Ross, Low, McGowan, Hateley, Williams; El Bakhtaoui

Celtic 4-2-3-1 formation: Gordon; Tierney, Sviatchenko, Toure, Lustig; Bitton, Brown; Forrest, Rogic, Sinclair; Dembele

Dundee vs Celtic Betting Tips

  • Dundee have won 1 drawn 3 and lost 3 of their last 7 matches
  • Celtic have won 4 drawn 2 and lost 1 of their last 7 matches
  • Over the course of their previous 7 matches, Dundee have scored an average of 1.1 goals and conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game
  • Over the course of their previous 7 matches, Celtic have scored an average of 3.2 goals and conceded an average of 2.1 goals per game
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Dundee’s previous 7 matches
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Celtic’s previous 7 matches


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Dundee vs Celtic Prediction

The visit of Celtic is never going to be easy for Dundee but they are in dismal form at the moment. Saturday’s 3-1 drubbing at Kilmarnock came on the back of a 1-3 defeat at home to Aberdeen, where they were reduced to 10 men for the second game running.

Keeping a full quota on the pitch is a must for the Dark Blues, if they are to get  anything out of this game. You’d imagine that they’ll set up to frustrate the visitors and the question is whether or not they can hold out. Cross referencing their defensive record with Celtic’s recent goal-scoring form suggests otherwise.

The Hoops are buoyant right now after putting in a great performance to draw 3-3 away at Manchester City in the Champions League. They are yet to lose in the Scottish Premiership and are seeking to stretch their current unbeaten run to 5 in all competitions.

Celtic have been banging in goals for fun, as demonstrated to devastating effect when they thrashed Kilmarnock 6-1 last weekend. Moussa Dembele has been the main source of those goals and bagged his second brace in as many games on Wednesday night.

Celtic are undefeated in 30 of their previous 33 away games in the Scottish Premiership and are undefeated in 26 games against Dundee in all competitions. Those stats make grim reading for the hosts and it’s hard to look past a convincing away win here.

Free Betting Tips

Match Prediction

Celtic to win at 1/4 with William Hill

Over/Under Prediction

Over 2.5 goals at 19/40 with bet365

Correct Score Prediction

Celtic to win 3-0 at 7/1 with 888Sport

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