Dundee Utd vs Celtic prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 29/01/2023

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Dundee Utd - Celtic

Scotland Premiership - Tannadice Park

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Dundee Utd host Celtic in a Scottish Premiership clash on Sunday January 29th.

Dundee Utd vs Celtic: Our top betting predictions

Champions in waiting Celtic visit Dundee United on Sunday and arrive into the game enormous favourites. Will they prove the bookmakers to be accurate by taking maximum points? Find out with our Dundee Utd vs Celtic match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Expect a hatful of goals

We kick off our predictions for this game by backing there to be at least four goals; that bet will be placed in the total goals market as over 3.5 goals. Only one of Dundee United's last five have gone over that mark but each of Celtic's last two games have gone north of the 3.5 mark as have three of their last five games. On top of that, the head to head record between these teams in recent meetings has been insane. The last two clashes have both seen over 3.5 goals with a total of 15 goals scored – 13 for Celtic and two for Dundee United. Given those stats, over 3.5 is the best value on offer.

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Someone won't score

Our next tip sees us predicting at least one team to blank in front of goal. Celtic have not seen both teams score in either of their last four matches. Dundee United meanwhile have seen both teams score in just one of their last five matches. Finally, we can again look at the head to head market. Three of the last five head to head meetings have also ended with at least one side blanking.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Dundee Utd vs Celtic

Head to Head

05/11/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Celtic

Celtic

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

4

2

28/08/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

Celtic

Celtic

0

9

11/05/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

Celtic

Celtic

1

1

14/03/22

Scotland FA Cup Scotland

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

Celtic

Celtic

0

3

29/01/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Celtic

Celtic

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

1

0

Last Five - Dundee Utd

22/06/24

UK Friendlies UK

Brechin

Brechin

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

0

2

W

03/05/24

Scotland Championship Scotland

Partick

Partick

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

1

4

W

26/04/24

Scotland Championship Scotland

Airdrieonians

Airdrieonians

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

0

0

D

20/04/24

Scotland Championship Scotland

Ayr

Ayr

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

0

1

W

12/04/24

Scotland Championship Scotland

Morton

Morton

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

1

4

W

Last Five - Celtic

25/05/24

Scotland FA Cup Scotland

Rangers

Rangers

Celtic

Celtic

0

1

W

18/05/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

St Mirren

St Mirren

Celtic

Celtic

2

3

W

15/05/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

Celtic

Celtic

0

5

W

11/05/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Rangers

Rangers

Celtic

Celtic

1

2

W

04/05/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Hearts

Hearts

Celtic

Celtic

0

3

W

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game and how might that impact your view of our predictions? Let's find out.

Dundee Utd odds: 10/1 (11.00) – 9%

Draw odds: 16/3 (6.33) – 16%

Celtic odds: 3/13 (1.23) – 81%

Celtic are ridiculously heavy favourites to win this game to the point where you have to question if the odds on offer can remotely be value. In fact, you could almost make an argument that 10/1 (11.00) shot Dundee United are better from a pure value perspective. That said, the bookies clearly stand firm on their view of Celtic being likely to run riot here with the over 2.5 goals market heavily odds on; most of the time, that's a ‘could go either way' type market.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Dundee Utd vs Celtic

Dundee Utd

Dundee United come into this game with a reasonable amount of momentum behind them and that means mass changes to the starting XI are unlikely as they try to keep that positivity pumping. With good form and no injuries to worry about that should be possible providing they avoid an absolute tonking here.

Predicted lineup – Birighitti, McMann, Edwards, Smith, Behich, Djoum, Sibbald, Freeman, Harkes, Middleton, Fletcher

Celtic

The Scottish Premiership title might as well be handed to Celtic now. They're cruising towards glory and with just two injuries – both of which are due to return to training in the coming days – to concern themselves with heading into this match they have a very strong squad to choose from for this match. Despite the ability to rotate, we expect them to go with the XI that blitzed St Mirren in the last league game.

Predicted lineup – Hart, Johnston, Starfelt, Kobayashi, Juranovic, O'Riley, McGregor, Hatate, Abada, Jota, Furuhashi

Starting Lineups

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

Kyogo Furuhashi is Celtic's main goal getter and rightly earns plenty of plaudits, however, we're not highlighting him in this game. Instead we're bigging up another Celtic forward, Liel Abada. The 21-year-old has 11 goal contributions from 22 league appearances so far this season having netted eight goals and assisted a further three. Of those 11 goal contributions, two have came in each of his last two outings – and he's not played 90 minutes in either game!

Check out the latest standings

Championship Round
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Celtic

Celtic

38 29 6 3 65 93
2 Rangers

Rangers

38 27 4 7 55 85
3 Hearts

Hearts

38 20 8 10 12 68
4 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

38 14 14 10 2 56
5 St Mirren

St Mirren

38 13 8 17 -6 47
6 Dundee

Dundee

38 10 12 16 -19 42
Premiership
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Celtic

Celtic

33 24 6 3 54 78
2 Rangers

Rangers

33 24 3 6 49 75
3 Hearts

Hearts

33 19 5 9 12 62
4 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

33 13 12 8 9 51
5 St Mirren

St Mirren

33 12 7 14 -5 43
6 Dundee

Dundee

33 10 11 12 -10 41
7 Hibernian

Hibernian

33 9 12 12 -7 39
8 Motherwell

Motherwell

33 8 13 12 -5 37
9 Aberdeen

Aberdeen

33 8 11 14 -14 35
10 St Johnstone

St Johnstone

33 7 10 16 -22 31
11 Ross County

Ross County

33 7 9 17 -24 30
12 Livingston

Livingston

33 3 9 21 -37 18
Relegation Round
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Aberdeen

Aberdeen

38 12 12 14 -4 48
2 Hibernian

Hibernian

38 11 13 14 -7 46
3 Motherwell

Motherwell

38 10 13 15 -3 43
4 St Johnstone

St Johnstone

38 8 11 19 -25 35
5 Ross County

Ross County

38 8 11 19 -29 35
6 Livingston

Livingston

38 5 10 23 -41 25

A quickfire FAQ on Dundee Utd vs Celtic

Dundee Utd vs Celtic prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Tannadice
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Celtic
  • What time does the match kick off?  4 PM GMT

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