Celtic must respond after Dons draw by drubbing Dundee
Celtic must put last week’s draw with Aberdeen behind them by beating relegation threatened Dundee on Sunday.
The Bhoys travel to the East coast on Sunday for a St Patrick’s Day showdown with Jim McIntyre’s side.
Celtic’s lead at the top of the table could potentially be as low as five points. They must ensure that the gap is at least eight points again by close of play.
Celtic’s away form in the league has been a point of concern all season long.
Celtic have lost four away games this season. However, since the winter break, they’re perfect on their travels.
The Bhoys have won four out of four away from home in the league. They also defeated Hibs in the Scottish Cup at Easter Road.
Celtic have turned a corner playing away from home. It is imperative that they continue this against their relegation threatened opponents.
Neil Lennon’s interim reign at the club hit a bump after the 0-0 draw with Aberdeen. The Hoops blew a chance to extend their lead in the league to 10 points.
However, they can’t let that stop their momentum gained from the restart. They bounced back from the departure of Brendan Rodgers with two tough wins in Edinburgh.
Lennon must rally his side again to defeat a dismal Dundee side at Dens Park.
Dundee have lost their last three, conceding nine in the process.
Although playing Celtic is a big occasion, some Dundee players may have their eye on the relegation six-pointer against St Mirren at the end of the month.
They are expected to get nothing out of the Celtic clash, so they have nothing to lose.
Defeating the Dees
Sunday won’t be an easy fixture, despite facing relegation threatened Dundee. They will fight and scrap for everything against their opponents.
Although in bad form, they did pick up a point against Rangers at home despite playing most of the game with 10 men.
Celtic have to respond to their flat performance last weekend and blow Dundee out of the water.