Football Tips: Andy Robson’s 38/1 Dundee v Celtic Boxing Day Bet Builder

Twitter tipster Andy Robson fancies a routine Boxing Day win for the visitors.

Dundee v Celtic, Premiership Bet Builder Betting tips, 26th december 2023


Dundee v Celtic Bet Builder Tips

Celtic (-1)
David Turnbull To Have 1 or More Shots On Target
Luke McCowan To Be Shown A Card
Greg Taylor To Commit 1 Or More Fouls
Celtic To Have 7 Or More Corners

    Tuesday, December 26 – 3pm: Dundee v Celtic
    Premiership match match at Dens Park, Dundee
    TV: Sky Sports Football

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    Celtic (-1)

    Celtic are favourites to retain control of the Scottish Premiership heading into Saturday’s fixture against Rangers by taking three points away from Dens Park, where they will face Dundee.

    Brendan Rodgers’ side have been going through a difficult period lately and even laboured to a 2-0 win over Livingston at the weekend. Nevertheless, they have won 14 of their 19 matches while they have picked up 11 of those wins by at least two goals. Away from Parkhead, the Hoops have won six of nine matches on the road by two or more.

    Dundee, meanwhile, may be enjoying a strong campaign but against the Premiership’s big two, they are yet to get close. They lost 3-0 to Celtic in September and have suffered 5-1 and 3-0 defeats against Rangers.

    Tony Docherty’s side do have the advantage of going into this game fresh after their weekend clash against Aberdeen was postponed, while the park could be heavy if the weather continues. These factors play into their hands ahead of this Boxing Day clash, yet it would still be an upset if they got close to upsetting Celtic.

    David Turnbull to have 1 or more shots on target

    With Rangers to come on Saturday lunchtime, Rodgers will surely rotate his side to a sizeable extent for this trip to Tayside. David Turnbull is one of those liable to get significant game time at Dens Park, and he should be expected to have a significant impact on the team offensively.

    Turnbull opened the scoring when the sides met in September and is a probable starter in the City of Discovery having only featured for the last 10 minutes of the weekend’s match.

    The former Motherwell man has scored seven times in 14 Premiership appearances, netting almost once every 90 minutes.

    Turnbull also has more shots on target per 90 than any other Celtic player, offering 2.11 per full match he plays. This makes him an excellent addition to a Celtic bet builder, although given he rarely plays more than an hour, it is safer to just back him to test Dundee keeper Trevor Carson just once.

        Luke McCowan to be shown a card

        It’s bound to be a busy night in the Dundee midfield for Luke McCowan, who has seen more yellow cards than any of his team-mates with the exception of Owen Beck. There is a suggestion, though, that the left back may be recalled by Liverpool in January, which could mean he does not play in this encounter.

        McCowan, meanwhile, has seen yellow five times this season and is primed to be up against a Celtic midfield that will see a great deal of the ball. With the surface slick, any mistimed challenges could face a hefty punishment, and the 26-year-old is a player primed to be caught out.

        Cautioned in three of the last six Premiership games, he is under no threat of a suspension as things stand so will be cut free in this match. He has played all but 11 minutes of Dundee’s campaign this season, so he is likely to be on the field for the duration.

        Greg Taylor to commit 1 or more fouls

        Taylor is likely to get significant minutes for Celtic in this encounter due to a lack of credible options to replace the left back, who looks the best-value visiting player to commit a foul at 1.62.

        The Scotland international stands third among Celtic’s players in terms of fouls per 90 behind Mikey Johnston and Alistair Johnston, both of whom are less likely to play a prominent role in the City of Discovery.

        Winger Mikey Johnston will become good value in this market if he starts – his price is 1.73 – while James Forrest could also be an interesting alternative at 2.38 as this is the type of game the 32-year-old may get an extended run in having made just two league starts so far this term.

        Celtic to have 7 or more corners

        Celtic’s dominance and style this season are seeing them put up outrageous numbers in terms of the corner kicks they are winning. Through their 19 matches this season, they are averaging 9.89 per game.

        At the weekend against Livingston, they won 14 without reply and have hit double figures in this regard in seven of their last eight Premiership matches. Reaching seven against Dundee is very attainable.

        The Dark Blues average the loss of 6.25 corners per game at home, which is the third-highest figure in the whole league. Against a powerful Celtic side, expect that number to be well above their average.

        Dundee v Celtic Betting Tips

        Celtic (-1)
        David Turnbull To Have 1 or More Shots On Target
        Luke McCowan To Be Shown A Card
        Greg Taylor To Commit 1 Or More Fouls
        Celtic To Have 7 Or More Corners

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