By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 30th October 2018
Fresh from thrashing Scottish Premiership table toppers Hearts in their League Cup semi-final on Sunday, the Bhoys will be bouncing ahead of their visit to basement club Dundee, but are sure to have half an eye on their next joust with the Jambos on Saturday.
Dundee vs Celtic: Odds and Predictions
Match betting odds of 12/1 about the Dark Blues are substantial, yet it’s unlikely they’ll go tumbling thanks to a deluge of backers any time soon.
Jim McIntyre’s side have lost nine of their 10 league games this term and Celtic are priced up as a 1/5 pick in our betting tips to add another defeat to that miserable pattern at Dens Park.
The Dee did hold the Old Firm outfit to a goalless draw in Glasgow last time the sides met, but the temptation for Brendan Rodgers to rotate his line-up ahead of Hearts’ weekend trip to Celtic Park is unlikely to dilute the visitors’ threat sufficiently to land an 11/2-rated repeat.
Our Dundee vs Celtic predictions expects the Bhoys’ recently-renewed attacking prowess on the road to combine with their hosts’ onion-bag-location issues in securing an away win, avec daylight.
Dundee vs Celtic head-to-head (most recent first): Celtic 0-0 Dundee, Dundee 0-2 Celtic, Celtic 1-0 Dundee, Dundee 0-4 Celtic, Dundee 1-2 Celtic, Celtic 2-1 Dundee.
Dundee vs Celtic predictions: correct score, best bet, scorer tips
Correct score prediction: Dundee 0-3 Celtic, trading @ 6/1
The denizens of Dens Park have been Scottish Premiership betting odds gold this term, so long as you’ve been opposing them. Our Dundee vs Celtic correct score betting prediction expects that trend to continue at a stroll.
Six of their last nine opponents in all competitions (including Championship Ayr) have bagged at least three against the Lowlands strugglers and they’re facing a Bhoys outfit that seemed to have regained their ruthlessness away from Celtic Park.
Rodgers’ side spanked St Johnstone 6-0 at McDiarmid Park, two domestic road trips back, before besting the season’s standout side 0-3 in Edinburgh last time out.
While a 0-2 pick also appeals as a correct score bet here, odds tipped at 24/5 about such a tally play their part in convincing our predictions that even a potentially-rotated Celts XI should be able to chisel three goals from a side that have shipped 12 times in five league home games this term.
Best bet: Celtic to win two nil, wagering @ 17/20
The continued absence of veteran enforcer Scott Brown does little to dim enthusiasm for the second of our match betting tips in our Dundee vs Celtic predictions, which has copped in three of the sides’ last four showdowns.
Over their last six Premiership outings in front of their fans, the Dee have mustered only two goals. Such a sequence is persuasive enough to trust a visiting defence that’s shipped in just one of their last five domestic games away from their Parkhead stronghold.
Goalscorer prediction: James Forrest to score first, projected @ 11/2
As you might have guessed, there are no names from the home team sheet on this list, as befits a side relying on moth-eaten veteran marksmen Kenny Miller for goals.
The first of our Dundee vs Celtic predictions for scorer betting duties has struck in each of his last two club appearances away from the Bhoys’ home ground.
He’s also trading at healthy odds, despite inflicting three goals on the Dark Blues across his last three visits to Dens Park.
Another similarly-overlooked first scorer pick is French midfielder Olivier Ntcham, who’s bagged as many goals for the Bhoys as Leigh Griffiths this term (five, only Forrest and Odsonne Edouard have more) at a princely 13/2 to hit the opener or 15/8 any time.
Dundee vs Celtic stats: Opta
- Dundee haven’t scored against Celtic in any of their last four meetings.
- The Bhoys have bagged 13 goals in their last three domestic outings.
- A red card has been shown in three of Celtic’s last four away games in Scotland.
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about many different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Sport Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.