Dundee United vs CelticScottish Cup, KO: 19:45 Mar 14, 2022, Tannadice
ANGE POSTECOGLOU was written off in some quarters when he took charge at Celtic but the Aussie takes his side to Tannadice in the Scottish Cup with the Hoops still on track for the Treble.
The speed of Postecoglou's big Parkhead rebuild has been incredible and he already has the League Cup in the bag after beating Hibs in the Hampden showpiece.
The prize fans crave the most is the Premiership crown and Celtic still sit top after beating bogey team Livingston last weekend. But attention turns to the Scottish Cup this weekend and a tricky tie awaits away to Dundee United.
Tam Courts has also defied the doubters in his first season at the Tannadice helm and the five points United have taken off Rangers at Tannadice are one of the reasons why Celtic are ahead in the title race.
The Tangerines also drew 1-1 with Postecoglou's side at Parkhead back in September and came within seconds of another stalemate there before Liel Ababa grabbed a stoppage-time winner in January.
That's one of just two defeats in their last 11 games so Dundee United won't be heading into this quarter-final clash with an inferiority complex.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to head
Dundee United are due a win over Celtic as they haven't beaten the Hoops since a 2-1 Tannadice triumph back in 2014. Postecoglou's side edged a 1-0 victory thanks to that late Abada strike when these teams last faced off but eased to 3-0 victory on their last trip to Tayside to take on United back in December (below).
Players to watch
Marc McNulty is finally getting a run of games for Dundee United and the experienced striker could be their best chance for a goal against the Hoops. McBookie price him at 17/4 for anytime scorer here.
Tom Rogic scored a sublime solo goal when Celtic last came to Tannadice and the Aussie showed signs of getting back to his best last weekend against Livingston. He's 19/10 with McBookie for a goal here but it might be better backing him for an assist at 9/5.
Anything else catch the eye?
Dundee United have drawn a blank in their last two games against Celtic but head into this tie in decent scoring form, having netted in their last six. That makes BTTS a decent option here and it pays 13/10 at William Hill.
Cup ties can often be cagey but Celtic always attack from the off and I can see a few goals in this one. Over 2.5 strikes pays just 8/11 at William Hill but over 1.5 first-half strikes is better at 13/8 with Paddy Power.
Backing Postecoglou's side in the corner markets has been profitable for punters all season and I cashed in by betting on them winning over 7.5 at Livingston last weekend. It's another market that has yet to be priced up but I'll keep my eyes peeled.
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