MX23RW : Monday, March 1 09:41:57| >> :120:43747:43747:

Preview: Dundee United vs. Celtic

Sports Mole previews the Scottish Cup quarter-final fixture at Tannadice between Dundee United and Celtic.

Celtic head into their Scottish Cup fixture with Dundee United having suffered their first domestic defeat of 2015 in midweek.

A stunning 25-year-old strike from Danny Swanson was the difference as St Johnstone won at Celtic Park, but manager Ronny Deila is unlikely to be too concerned, despite the below-par display.

With the club out of Europe, focus can be switched to attempting to complete the Scottish treble, and Deila's squad will be motivated to return to winning ways at Tannadice.

Winger James Forrest is pushing for inclusion, but Deila is unlikely to make sweeping changes to a team that has been successful in recent months.

Dundee United go into the tie having failed to win in four games in the Scottish Premiership, with their current form seeing them cut adrift from the top three.

The Terrors could still achieve third, but their focus for the next seven days is on attempting to prevail past Celtic in the Scottish Cup or next week's League Cup final.

Despite their lack of confidence, Dundee will take heart from their 2-1 victory over Celtic over the Christmas period.

Nadir Ciftci is available after successfully overturning a two-match suspension, while Henri Anier is pushing for a start.

Dundee United:

Form in Scottish Cup: WW
Form in all competitions: WWLLDL

Possible starting lineup: Cierzniak, Dillon, McGowan, Fojut, Dixon, Paton, Telfer, Spittal, Erskine, Dow, Ciftci

Celtic:

Form in Scottish Cup: WW
Form in all competitions: WDWLWL

Possible starting lineup: Gordon, Matthews, Denayer, Van Dijk, Ambrose Emuobo, Armstrong, Brown, Mackay-Steven, Johansen, Stokes, Griffiths

Sports Mole says: 1-3

ID:209494:cQx:QQ:

Who will win Sunday's match between Dundee United and Celtic?

0
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Celtic player Jason Denayer heads the opening goal during the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park Stadium on March 1, 2015
Read Next:
Preview: Celtic vs. St Johnstone
>
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1RangersRangers3026407396482
2Celtic31207465234267
3Hibernian30157841281352
4Aberdeen3113993230248
5Livingston29117113635140
6St Mirren31109122934-539
7Dundee UnitedDundee Utd31811122843-1535
8St Johnstone3089133139-833
9Motherwell3188152846-1832
10Ross County3075182254-3226
11Kilmarnock3174202743-1625
12Hamilton AcademicalHamilton2966172856-2824

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!