Celtic would officially conquer the coveted Scottish crown if they secure a result against Dundee United at Tannadice Park. They overcame last season’s shambles with some stunning transfer business, also the brand of football under Ange Postecoglou has helped them build an identity despite losing an array of high-profile names.
While the Tangerines would be desperate for a place in Europe, the Hoops have dominated this fixture since a 1-1 draw early into the season. They would like to get the job done on Wednesday night after successive 3-0 wins at Tannadice, and therefore, snatch the silverware from bitter rivals Rangers who are aiming for European glory.
Predicted 4-3-3 Celtic Lineup To Face Dundee United
Celtic have conceded the least number of goals. But Joe Hart, the veteran custodian, must be looking for a clean sheet after failing to grab any so far this month.
Josip Juranovic remains sidelined with an injury, however, there is ‘half a chance for the weekend’ as revealed by the gaffer while speaking via Celtic TV. Anthony Ralston will deputize the Croatian as the right fullback, whereas Greg Taylor is expected to retain his place down the left-hand side. Cameron Carter-Vickers has been a revelation in the heart of the backline and the Bhoys must do everything to tie him down on permanent terms. Carl Statfelt has done well to partner the Spurs loanee after a nervy start to life in the new surroundings.
The Celts are well equipped in the middle of the park, particularly after roping in Matt O’Riley, Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchi in winter. O’Riley and Hatate have featured week in and week out and the manager might rely on the pair once more even though David Turnbull got the nod ahead of Hatate on Saturday afternoon. Skipper Callum McGregor has been a vital cog due to his vision and the ability to pull the plugs from a deep-lying midfield role. Besides Turnbull, Nir Bitton, James McCarthy and Tom Rogic should make it among the substitutes.
Kyogo Furuhashi is back among goals soon after reclaiming the starting status post his return. The work ethic of Daizen Maeda makes him a prized asset down the left and the swift skill and tricky footwork of Filipe Jota have added more variation and intensity high up the pitch. Liel Abada, James Forrest and Giorgos Giakoumakis have been effective as ‘super subs’ and the trio might get involved at some stage during the second half.