Is it any huge surprise to see Celtic dominate so emphatically the domestic game? Rangers’ fans had been hopeful that their side would once again challenge for top-honours in their first season back in the top-flight, however realistically it may well be some years before the Hoops have a serious rival for top honours.
Few will be shocked at Celtic’s 25-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table and they have a chance to extend this ever further when they travel to Dens Park at lunchtime on Sunday. Indeed Brendan Rodgers’ men dropped their first point in twenty games when they were held to a 1-1 draw in the weekend Old Firm derby match. Prior to this they had enjoyed some 26 wins and a single draw since the start of the campaign and this winning sequence should be extended further on Tayside this weekend.
For their part, Dundee have been something of a mixed bag this season, the Dark Blues currently languishing in the bottom half of the Scottish Premiership table thanks to back-to-back defeats against Partick Thistle and St Johnstone. Paul Hartley’s men may have been pretty solid at Dens Park this season with notable wins over the likes of Rangers, Hearts of Midlothian and St Johnstone in recent weeks but given that they are up against the runaway league leaders this weekend, we don’t fancy the home side’s chances too much.
Nevertheless prior to their last two defeats, the Dark Blues managed ten goals in four outings and whilst the Celtic defence is particularly solid, we envisage the hosts managing to find a way through to score a consolation goal on Sunday afternoon.