Celtic v Dundee United
Live on Sky Sports 3 at 12:45 on Saturday, reigning SPL champions Celtic take on the current SPL leaders, Dundee United, at Celtic Park in what is the Glasgow giants first home league game of 2014/15.
UEFA reinstate Celtic to the Champions League
Thrashed 4-1 in Warsaw and defeated 2-0 at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Park, Celtic were seemingly eliminated from the UEFA Champions League play-offs.
However, due to their opponents, Henning Berg’s Legia Warsaw, fielding an ineligible player as a substitute in the 87th minute of the second leg, Celtic were awarded a 3-0 win by UEFA to progress 4-4 on away goals.
As harsh as this seems on the Polish side, who were clearly by far the better team in each part of this two-legged tie, rules are rules and they must be followed.
Playing at home can make a difference
With Celtic Park in use for non-footballing purposes during the Commonwealth Games, The Hoops had to play their European home games at Murrayfield Park in the nation’s capital.
But back on their own turf and keen to kick-start their 2014/15 SPL title defence, Celtic will expect to record their sixth win in seven games against Dundee United at Celtic Park.
Dundee United are undefeated in 2014/15 SPL Competition
Ok, we’re only two games into the season, but Dundee United sit atop the SPL after an impressive 3-0 away demolition of Aberdeen and 1-0 home victory over Motherwell.
Business as usual for the Hoops midweek
Playing their first game of the season due to UEFA Champions League commitments, Celtic thrashed St. Johnstone 3-0 away midweek and looked very impressive in doing so.
Celtic v Dundee United Betting
All in all, while Dundee United are showing that they could be a force to be reckoned with in 2014/15, we expect Celtic to reassert their superiority and are backing The Hoops to win.
However, both teams have scored in five out of the last six head-to-head meetings at Celtic Park and the formbook suggests that’ll become six in seven come Saturday afternoon.