Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic and Dundee go head to head in a David-vs-Goliath clash at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon. The Hoops are brimming with confidence following the Old Firm derby triumph over Rangers, but they can’t afford any complacency in the upcoming fixtures. Even though all Stephen Welsh, Maik Nawrocki, Reo Hatate, Carter-Vickers, and Marco Tilio remain in the recovery room, easy home win should be considered as Brendan Rodgers can count on key players for the round 5 clash.
The visitors, on the other hand, face an uphill task in Saturday’s encounter as they conceded 12 goals in total in the previous three meetings with Celtic in Glasgow. As previously mentioned, David faces Goliath at Celtic Park, meaning that anything hut a routine home win would be a big surprise. Both Aaron Donnelly and Antonio Portales are sidelined with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Joe Hart):
Joe Hart is an English goalkeeper who was born on 19 April, 1987. Following a three-year spell with Shrewsbury Town, Hart joined big-spending Manchester City in 2006. After ending his loan spell with with Birmingham City (2010), he returned to Man City and he has been playing for the Etihad Stadium outfit ever since.
Joe Hart earned his 63rd cap for England at the Euro 2016 finals, but he has yet to win a trophy at the major tournaments with the Three Lions. On the other hand, the 29-year-old goalkeeper has clinched two Premier League trophies with Manchester City (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and the FA Cup title in 2011.
Speaking of his individual honours, Joe Hart has won the Premier League Golden Glove award on four occasions (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2014/2015). Hart made his England debut against Trinidad & Tobago on 1 June, 2008. It has to be noted that he managed to keep a clean sheet on his debut for the English national team.
Highlighted Team (Celtic):
The Celtic Football Club boasts a proud over 100-year long history which has made The Bhoys a global brand thanks to their unprecedented social awareness that dates to the very beginnings of this Scottish club. Celtic was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow by raising money to help their fellow citizens.
The charity legacy continues to this day with Celtic still preserving their charitable traditions through the Celtic FC Foundation. The Celts play their home matches at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people. One of the two most successful football clubs in Scotland with 47 Scottish League Championship titles to their name, Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, with the clubs known as the Old Firm.
European Cup winners from season 1966-67 and runners-up two years later, Celtic have been regular in European competitions since their first appearance in 1962-63. Their other most standout results have been runners-up in the EUFA Cup in 2003 and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.