Dundee United vs Celtic Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 7 March 2021

Tannadice fixture to produce goals

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ScotlandDundee United vs CelticScotland
7 March 1200hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 7/10  odds taken 2000 GMT, Saturday 6 March


Anything less than victory for Celtic will officially crown Rangers as champions but Dundee United will be stubborn opposition as they continue their push for a top six finish.


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Dundee United Preview – Can United rally in these last two matches of the regular season to finish in the top six?

Dundee United are aware of what they have to do if they are to finish in the top six in what is their first season at this level since relegation five years ago. Results on Saturday mean they have to win here to have any chance of a top-half finish and then – in all likelihood – follow that up with another win when Aberdeen visit Tannadice in a couple of weeks.

It is a big ask and is also reliant on St Mirren failing to win their final game away to Hamilton, but it is a measure of how competitive they have been on their return to the Premiership.


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Celtic win/BTTS

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Micky Mellon will be somewhat frustrated that his team couldn’t hold on away to Kilmarnock last week which could ultimately be the difference this close to the end of the campaign. The players can’t think about that, though, as they attempt to find what would be just a second home win in their last six attempts.
If they are to get three points then much will rely on their defence. United frustrated Celtic for long spells when the teams met here in August and similarly against Rangers in December but took no points from either game.

Celtic Preview – Will Celtic delay the inevitable for a couple of weeks by taking all three points here

Celtic have been consigned to relinquishing their title for the first time in 10 years for a long time but the reality is now that if they fail to win here then Rangers will be crowned champions. It’s been death by a thousand cuts for the Hoops and interim manager John Kennedy must now attempt to restore some positivity between now and the end of the season.

Kennedy’s time in charge began with a 1-0 win at home to Aberdeen last week but the performance was not much different to what we have seen throughout the campaign. He’ll be hoping for improvement having had a full week on the training pitch.


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Celtic will complete their pre-split fixtures with a home game against Rangers and another chance to delay the inevitable should they manage to beat Dundee United on Sunday. And with the Scottish Cup now going to be played to a finish this season it does provide some motivation to a Celtic squad which has been without it for large parts of the season.

For all their faults and failings this season, defeat away to Ross County last month is just the second time Celtic have lost away from home in the league this season.

Dundee United vs Celtic Betting Advice

In addition to the 1-0 win for Celtic in August, they have also beaten Dundee United 3-0 at Celtic Park in their most recent meeting. United will feel that home advantage and also the current situation will give them a chance to get a result and potentially that win they crave.

You have to go all the way back to 2014 for the last time United defeated Celtic – a 2-1 win at Tannadice.


Key Facts – Dundee United vs Celtic Betting Tip

  • Dundee United can move to within a point of sixth placed St Mirren if they can win this one
  • Celtic have won six of their last seven matches but are 21 points behind their arch rivals
  • The Hoops have won both meetings against United this season, winning 1-0 here back in August


Seven of the last eight meetings between these two have had at least three goals in them so it tends to be an entertaining fixture. That’s a trend I expect to continue on Sunday so back over 2.5 goals at Tannadice.

Best Betting Odds for Dundee United vs Celtic


Dundee United 9/1 at Betvictor
Draw: 17/4 at Betvictor
Celtic: 3/10 at Betvictor