The number of Celtic fans that will still be in attendance at Tannadice
Celtic will still take a sizable attendance to Tannadice on Sunday despite having a reduced allocation.
United have announced that the Jerry Kerr stand, which houses around 1,000 supporters, will be closed for the weekend’s clash. This is due to the damage done by Storm Arwen.
However, as it stands, Celtic will still take a fine number of supporters to the City of Discovery this weekend. Answering a fan query on attendance, the Celtic SLO today confirmed the figure:
Tannadice holds just over 14,000, but it’s unclear how many briefs have been snapped up by the home support.
United currently sit 4th in the Premiership and bagged a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park earlier this season. Celtic also failed to win on their last visit to Tannadice back in March.
But even with a reduced figure, having as many as 3,400 fans in attendance will ensure the Celtic support are heard loud and clear
Tannadice is looking like a huge challenge for Celtic
It’s fair to say that this will be one of Ange Postecoglou’s biggest tests of the season. Even though United are still getting used to new management themselves in Tam Courts, they were more than competitive at Parkhead.
You could argue that no other side in Scotland has managed to stifle Postecoglou’s side as easily as the Terrors made it look. Particularly on our own turf.
Celtic are flying with 11 consecutive domestic games unbeaten to their name. But we have absolutely no right to expect to turn up anywhere and just get the job done with minimal fuss.
Instead, the Hoops will need to expect one of their toughest battles of the season here. United have both technical quality and aggression with the likes of Ian Harkes and Jeando Fuchs in the engine room. The workrate they’ll undoubtedly put in will need to be matched to get the better of the midfield.
It’s certainly going to be an interesting clash. It’s a major opportunity for Celtic to show that they have indeed learned some lessons from that Parkhead meeting in September.
There’s always an extra excitement in the air when it comes to Dundee United vs Celtic. Historically, it’s one of Scottish football’s greatest ever fixtures. Hopefully, Sunday sees it live up to its billing.