After a monumental midweek tussle with Manchester City, Celtic must get their focus back quickly for a Saturday lunchtime visit to Dens Park.
The Hoops restored pride for themselves and for Scottish football on Wednesday evening as they became the first side to halt Pep Guardiola’s English Premier League leaders in their tracks.
For Dundee, this is an arduous task. Without a win in six league games since the opening weekend, boss Paul Hartley will not relish locking horns with his old club now.
The goal average for Celtic has been stunningly high thus far. Over 3.5 goals in this lunchtime kick-off is available at 23/20 with ComeOn! and that bet has landed in Celtic’s previous five league outings.
The Parkhead side will be able to freshen up from midweek with Leigh Griffiths a potential starter now. Should the forward get the nod, he will be eager to remind Brendan Rodgers of his own prowess in front of goal given the recent exploits of Moussa Dembele.
Conceding a goal start, Celtic are 10/17 with ComeOn! and they should have too much for an out-of-sorts Dundee side.
This weekend’s Scottish Premiership action gets started on Friday when Hearts travel to Fir Park to face Motherwell.
Just two points separate theses sides in the early table, with Hearts in third spot entering the weekend with 11 points from seven games.
The Jambos have been more consistent overall and their six goals conceded is the league’s lowest so far. At 5/6, Hearts are capable of condemning Motherwell to defeat.
Rangers’ early season woes continued as they lost in last-gasp fashion at Aberdeen last Sunday.
The Light Blues are without manager Mark Warburton on the sideline for Sunday’s visit of Partick Thistle to Ibrox, with the Englishman set to serve a one-game touchline ban.
Rangers can ill-afford another slip-up. At 5/14 to win the game, they remain a shaky proposition for now. If they are to get things right, Martyn Waghorn’s goalscoring instincts will be a key factor and he can be backed at 20/27 with ComeOn! in the anytime goalscorer market.
Elsewhere in Scotland’s top flight this weekend, Aberdeen are tipped to build on their late success in last week’s Pittodrie battle with Rangers by winning away at Kilmarnock.
After a slow start, the Dons are starting to emerge as the likeliest ‘best of the rest’ behind Celtic this term. They are 10/17 to win at Rugby Park, where the hosts have failed to register a victory in five league and cup games this season so far.