Celtic set to return to familiar SPFL fixture slot this weekend at Tannadice

By Lewis Laird

January 23, 2023

Celtic will return to the familiar Sunday slot in the Scottish Premiership fixture schedule this weekend as the Bhoys take on Dundee United at Tannadice.

It has been a long old season for Ange Postecoglou’s side already, who have taken part in 32 competitive matches across four different competitions.

This weekend, the Hoops take on Dundee United in the final league game taking place in January of 2022.

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As Celtic prepare to take on Liam Fox’s United side, the fixture will mark the Bhoys’ return to a familiar slot in the Scottish Premiership schedule.

Postecoglou and his players will travel to Tannadice to take part in their first fixture on a Sunday afternoon since October.

Watching the Hoops on a Sunday has become a familiar sight for Celtic supporters in recent years due to our involvement in the Europa League.

However, with the club taking part in the UEFA Champions League this season, playing on the final day of the week has become more of a rarity.

Celtic have been involved in six games in the Sunday fixture slot this season. However, the majority of those matches were at an early stage in the campaign.

In fact, our last Sunday outing came all the way back in late October during a 3-0 win over Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

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Ange Postecoglou and Celtic players set for extra day of preparation.

Since that day in Lothian, the rest of Celtic’s competitive games have come either during midweek or on a host of Saturday kick-off times.

However, this Sunday marks the club’s return to the final game taking place in the Scottish Football fixture schedule of the weekend.

After being involved in last Saturday’s early kick-off in the Scottish Cup against Greenock Morton, this also means that Ange Postecoglou will be given an extra day to prepare for the trip to Dundee.

At Celtic, we are always used to an extremely busy schedule at this time of year. So I am sure the extra day will be welcomed by those at the club.

For supporters, it means we will have to wait a little longer before we see the team back in action. Particularly with this weekend’s game kicking off at the unusual time of 4:00 PM.

But if the Bhoys can put in a similar performance to our last trip to Tannadice earlier in the season, then I am sure the extra day of waiting will be well worth it.

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