Celtic – Preview

Dundee travel to Glasgow on Wednesday 4th of April for the rearranged match against Celtic in the Ladbrokes Premiership and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info
FIXTURE:​Celtic v Dundee
COMPETITION:​Ladbrokes Premiership
DATE:​​Wednesday 4th April
VENUE:​Celtic Park

Opposition Info
STADIUM:​Celtic Park
PITCH SIZE:​105m x 68m
MANAGER:​Brendan Rodgers
CHAIRMAN:​Ian Bankier
NICKNAMES:​The Bhoys, The Hoops, The Celts
MASCOTS:​Hoopy the Huddle Hound
CLUB COLOURS:​Green and White
HONOURS:​UEFA European Cup winners: 1966/67
​Scottish League Division One (1st tier) champions: 1892/93,
​1893/94, 1895/96, 1897/98, 1904/05, 1905/06, 1906/07, 1907/08,
1908/09, 1909/10, 1913/14, 1914/15, 1915/16, 1916/17, 1918/19,
1921/22, 1925/26, 1935/36, 1937/38, 1953/54, 1965/66, 1966/67,
1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1970/71, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1973/74
Scottish League Premier Division (1st tier) champions: 1976/77,
1978/79, 1980/81, 1981/82, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1997/98
Scottish Premier League (1st tier) champions: 2000/01, 2001/02,
2003/04, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2011/12, 2012/13
SPFL Premiership (1st tier) champions: 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16,
Scottish Cup winners: 1892, 1899, 1900, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1911,
1912, 1914, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1931, 1933, 1937, 1951, 1954,
1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1985,
1988, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2017
League Cup winners: 1956/57, 1957/58, 1965/66, 1966/67,
1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1974/75, 1982/83, 1997/98,
1999/2000, 2000/01, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2014/15, 2016/17, 2017/18
RECORD ATTENDANCE: 83,500 v Rangers, 1/1/1938, Division One
RECORD WIN:​11-0 v Dundee, Scottish League Division One, 26/10/1895

Getting to the Ground
The full address for Sat-Nav is Celtic Park, Glasgow, G40 3RE

By Car:
Visitors from the east or west can exit at M8 junctions 12,13 and 14
Visitors from the north and south by motorway can follow the M73 or M74 and the M74 (East) take the A74 exit towards Tollcross/Rutherglen. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Fullarton Road/London Road and proceed for another mile along London Road where the ground is on the right.

There is a car park in Jeanfield Street near to Sprinfield Road

By Train:
Trains from Glasgow Central Low Level or Argyle Street will take you to Dalmarnock or Bridgeton which are a 5 minutes walk to the ground

By Bus:
From Glasgow city centre the nos. 61,62, 64, 255 and 240 buses go to Tollcross Road and you would get off at Parkhead Forge Shopping Centre and walk down to Celtic Park. The no. 43 goes along London Road past the ground

Match Officials
REFEREE:​​Craig Thompson​​

Head to Head v Celtic
LEAGUE:​Won 43, Drawn 48, Lost 143
SCOTTISH CUP:​Won 1, Drawn 4, Lost 17
LEAGUE CUP:​Won 7, Drawn 2, Lost 13
DRYBROUGH CUP:​Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 2
TOTALS:​Won 51, Drawn 54, Lost 175

Last Five Dundee v Celtic Meetings
1. 26/12/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 9,193
2. 14/10/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 57,610
3. 20/9/2017 | Home | League Cup | Lost 4-0 | 6,917
4. 19/3/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 8,968 | El Bahktaoui
5. 17/12/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 37,404 | Haber

Last Meeting
Celtic were too strong for Dundee in the lunchtime Boxing Day match at Dens Park. James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths gave Celtic a 2-0 lead at half time and the champions controlled the second half to take a comfortable win with no further goals.

Dundee FC: Parish, Kerr (c), Hendry, Meekings (O’Dea 26), Aurtenetxe, O’Hara, Kamara, McGowan, Leitch-Smith (Henvey 78), El Bakhtaoui (Lambert 61), Moussa
Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Holt, Waddell, Curran.
Booked: Moussa (foul on Ajer).

Celtic: Gordon, Lustig, Boyata, Ajer, Tierney, Brown (c), Ntcham (Armstrong 67), Hayes (Johnston 26), McGregor, Forrest, Griffiths (Dembele 79)
Unused subs: De Vries (gk), Bitton, Simunovic, Armstrong, Dembele, Edouard.
Goals: Forrest (7), Griffiths (42).
Booked: Boyata (foul on El Bakhtaoui), Brown (dissent).

Attendance: 9,193.

Referee: Kevin Clancy. Assistants: Gary Hilland, Joseph Lawson. Fourth official: Stephen Finnie.

Celtic’s Season So Far
Celtic’s imperious domestic form has continued into this season as Dundee will visit Parkhead with The Hoops now undefeated in 58 games in all Scottish competitions

They started their league campaign with a 4-1 win at home to Hearts and followed that up with a 5-0 victory against Kilmarnock at Celtic Park in the League Cup 2nd round which set up the Dundee tie on Wednesday.

Celtic raced to the top of the Premiership having won at Partick, Kilmarnock and Hamilton and drawn with St Johnstone 1-1 at home; the last Scottish team to have beaten them almost a year ago.

Celtic’s season actually started on July 14th when the entered the second qualifying round of the Champions League and dispatched Linfield 2-0 in Belfast and 4-0 back in Glasgow.

Celtic’s early season aim was the qualifying for the group stages and they did that after a 1-0 aggregate win over Rosenburg and an 8-4 aggregate win over Astana but not after a little scare in Kazakhstan in the second leg where they lost 4-3, having been 4-1 behind; their first defeat in any competition since losing 2-0 to Barcelona in November 2016.

Celtic’s opening match of the Champions League saw a star studded Paris St Germain side leave Parkhead with a 5-0 win but Celtic bounced back domestically with a comfortable 4-0 home win over Ross County.

However in their next Champions League group match, Celtic turned in a superb performance in Belgium to win 3-0 at Anderlecht, echoing Dundee’s 4-1 over Anderlecht 55 years ago.

Celtic returned from Brussels to face Hibernian and Neil Lennon at Parkhead and had to come from behind to draw 2-2 before defeating Dundee 1-0 at home.

Back to back Champions League defeats to Bayern Munich were countered domestically with a crucial Premiership over Aberdeen and a Betfred Cup semi-final victory over Hibs and they would go on to defeat Motherwell 2-0 in the final in November to lift the trophy for the second successive year.

Despite being hammered by Paris St Germain the French capital and losing to Anderlecht in Glasgow, Celtic still finished third in their Champions League group to qualify for the Europa League where they have drew Zenit St Petersburg.

In the first leg in Glasgow Celtic recorded a superb 1-0 victory thanks to a terrific late goal from Callum McGregor but that good work was undone in Russia where they crashed out 3-0 in the sub zero temperatures in the Krestovsky Stadium.

Celtic stretched their unbeaten domestic record to 69 games and finally succumbed to defeat when Hearts won 4-0 at Tynecastle earlier this month. However The Hoops bounced back three days later with a 2-0 win over Partick Thistle and followed this up with a 3-0 win over nearest challengers Aberdeen before coming to Dens on Boxing Day to record a 2-0 win.

The Hoops ended the year with a 0-0 Old Firm draw at Parkhead and returned after the winter break on Scottish Cup duty where first Brechin City were dispatched at home 5-0 and then Partick were defeated 3-2 in the fifth round.

In the Premiership Celtic recorded victories over Partick, Hibs, Hearts, and Kilmarnock before drawing at home to St Johnstone for a second time this season and then defeated Aberdeen 2-0 at Pittodrie despite going down to ten men to put themselves nine points clear at the top of the Premiership.

Celtic went down to ten men again in their next league match against Rangers and despite going behind twice, left Ibrox with a 3-2 win and they will meet Rangers again in the Scottish Cup semi-final after knocking out Jim Duffy’s Morton 3-0 at Celtic Park.

Last weekend Celtic went 12 points clear at the top of the Premiership thanks to a 3-0 win over bottom club Ross County.

Top Scorers
CELTIC: Sinclair 18; Forrest 16; Dembele 14; Griffiths 13; McGregor, Edouard 8; Ntcham 7
DUNDEE: Moussa 11; O’Hara, Leitch-Smith 6; El Bahktaoui, 5; Waddell 3; McGowan, Haber, Murray 2

Ticketing Information
The match at Celtic Park is all ticket. Supporters must buy their tickets from Dens Park as no visiting fans tickets will be available on the day at Celtic Park.

Tickets are available from the ticket office in person, by phone on 01382 767039 or via the website (booking fees apply)

Prices are as follows:
Adults are £27.00 (Full View), £24.00 (Restricted View)
Under 16s and over 65 are £17 (Full View) £14.00 (Restricted View)
Under 13s are £10 (Full View) , £7 (Restricted View)

Tickets from the original fixture, postponed on February 28th, are valid

Match Programme
Celtic’s matchday programme is a 68 page full colour edition which will be available outside the ground from 1pm and costs £3.50.

The programme features columns from Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and skipper Scott Brown and an exclusive interview with a first team player. There are nine pages on the opposition as well as Celtic historical articles which include a series looking at their centenary double winning side of 1987/88.

If you cannot make the game it can be ordered online from the official Celtic website

How To Watch
The full ninety minutes of the match against Celtic will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Thursday along with a shorter highlights package and exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.

If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.

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