FM Preview: Dundee United v Celtic 17 Oct 2010
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 16th October 2010
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on Sunday's game between Dundee United and Celtic at 12:45 on Sunday, 17th October 2010
History of the Dundee United v Celtic fixture
Celtic face a trip to Tannadice tomorrow to take on Dundee United at lunchtime, having the edge over their hosts in previous games. The visitors have won 40 of the 83 previous games, with the hosts winning just 25.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, as Celtic ran out 0 - 2 winners.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sun 25 Apr||Dundee Utd.||0 - 2||Celtic||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Feb||Celtic||1 - 0||Dundee Utd.||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sun 22 Nov||Dundee Utd.||2 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sat 12 Sep||Celtic||1 - 1||Dundee Utd.||SPL|
|2008/2009||Tue 12 May||Celtic||2 - 1||Dundee Utd.||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sun 22 Mar||Dundee Utd.||2 - 2||Celtic||SPL|
|2008/2009||Wed 28 Jan||Celtic||0 - 0||Dundee Utd.||SLGC|
Recent respective form guides
Dundee United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Terrors have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Celtic however, is much more impressive, picking up four wins from the last six. While The Bhoys have scored 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Dundee Utd.'s total of 11 points from their 7 games sees them sitting in fourth place in the SPL. Celtic are leading the way in the league, with their 7 games giving them a return of 21 points.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The Bhoys have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Tannadice with an easy victory. Away win
|Dundee Utd.||9 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a game in their last 5 .
|Celtic||13 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 6 matches.
Last drawn game 28 outings ago.