Celtic v Dundee Betting Preview

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow
Kick off time: 15:00 hrs BST

Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic will be up against third placed side Dundee at the weekend. Celtic need to win this game in order to remain at the top of the table, for they only lead on account of a healthier goal difference compared to Inverness, the second placed side. Also, Dundee are just a point shy of Celtic’s 26 point haul for the season and could go top themselves should they win this game. On the brighter side for the home team, they do have a game in hand over their opponents.

Celtic’s form: W-W-W-D-W

Celtic are coming into this game unbeaten in their last five competitive games. They are coming into this game following a 1-2 away win at Aberdeen. Besides a 1-1 draw AFC Astra on November 6, Celtic have won their games at Kilmarnock FC (2-0), Partick Thistle FC (6-0), and Inverness (1-0).

The squad have played well this term as a unit and Celtic boast some good players in the squad in the forms of Virgil Van Djik, John Guidetti, and Stefan Johansen amongst others. Celtic have been playing food football this season and they will be looking to continue their good form at the weekend as well.

Dundee’s form: L-W-W-W-D

Dundee are coming into this game on the backs of a home draw at Saint Johnstone. The side would have moved to the top of the table if they had won the game on that occasion. However, it wasn’t to be.

Besides a 2-3 home loss to Aberdeen in the league on October 4, Dundee had won the rest of their matches in the lead up to the match on November 8. The visitors had won their games against Motherwell (1-3), Hamilton Academical (2-0), and Kilmarnock FC (1-3) in the lead up to their last game.

Key Players

Celtic: John Guidetti has been a tremendous asset for the Glasgow giants following his loan move from Manchester City FC. The Swedish striker has enjoyed the time that he has had on the pitch and has proved to be a regular goal-scoring threat for Celtic this term.

Dundee: With 6 goals in 6 appearances for the visitors, David Clarkson has proved to be a handful for his opponents. He has scored some important goals this season and he will not score a more important goal if he were to go on and score the winner for his side at Celtic Park on Saturday.

Betting Advice

I sense an upset is possbile here. Yes, Celtic are a good team who have successfully monopolized the Scottish game but are too short at odds of 1.25.

Dundee (15 at William Hill) have meant business this season and have succeeded in keeping up with the league leaders. The visitors deserve to go top of the table if they could get the result. Dundee are worth a punt at these odds but if you want to play it safe, back Dundee +1.5 in the Asian Hadicap market at 2.29 with BetVictor.