Celtic v Dundee betting tips: Dark Blues hope to buck history
Preview and odds for Sunday’s Scottish Premiership match
Dundee bid to win their first game at Celtic Park for over two decades on Sunday as we look at some potential Celtic v Dundee betting tips.
Having lost at Hearts in their season opener, Ange Postecoglou got this first win as Celtic boss at the fourth time of asking in the Czech Republic on Thursday, while Dundee twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 home draw with St Mirren in their first league game.
Sunday’s clash at Celtic Park is live on Celtic TV, with a 3pm kick-off.
Celtic v Dundee match odds
It wasn’t the best of starts to their Scottish Premiership campaign for Celtic, who slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Hearts last Saturday, with John Souttar grabbing the winner with an 89th-minute header.
Yet Celtic are firm favourites against Dundee and their fans will hope they can justify 1/4 odds to earn their first three points of the season.
While former Australia boss Postecoglou has had to deal with a lengthy injury list and frustration over the lack of new faces arriving at the club, he will be buoyed by his side’s performance in the 4-2 win in a Europa League third qualifying round first-leg tie at FK Jablonec.
Goals from Liel Abada, Kyogo Furuhashi, James Forrest and Ryan Christie mean the Hoops have one foot in the play-off round, although their defensive problems are still evident.
Last season, Dundee hit form at the right time to earn promotion via the play-offs to end two seasons in the second tier.
Dundee boss James McPake has a few experienced heads in the squad, with both Charlie Adam (below) and Jason Cummings playing in Old Firm games at Celtic Park, yet they are very much the underdogs in Celtic v Dundee betting tips.
Celtic v Dundee head-to-head
Since the two clubs first met in 1893, the Dark Blues have played away to the Hoops 134 times, winning 13, drawing 27 and losing 94.
Dundee last beat Celtic on the road in May 2001 and since then have picked up just two points from a possible 48 on the road.
They have suffered 15 defeats in the last 17 matches and the goals difference is a staggering 48-8 in favour of the Hoops.
Celtic v Dundee team news
Celtic are likely to recall Stephen Welsh, who was a little unlucky not to have replaced Nir Britton in the side that won at FK Jablonec.
Odsonne Edouard was also on the bench in midweek and could start against Dundee, when he is 4/5 to score at any time.
Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who was thrown in immediately against the Czech side, is likely to make his home debut.
Dundee will miss academy graduate Max Anderson, who is suspended after he was dismissed against St Mirren, although fellow youngster Fin Robertson is likely to keep his place. Striker Danny Mullen is ruled out through injury.
Celtic v Dundee key battles
Jason Cummings is a 7/2 chance to score at any time for Dundee. He replaced injured Mullens after 17 minutes against St Mirren and caused plenty of problems, netting the second leveller.
Celtic’s new centre-half Carl Starfelt has not been particularly impressive thus far and looks vulnerable so that clash will be worth watching.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication