Celtic-Dundee United Betting Preview: Back the Hoops to cruise past Peter Houston's men

Neil Lennon's men cruised to victory over Heart of Midlothian at the weekend and Willie Duncan is backing the Bhoys to record another routine win on Tuesday night
Celtic continued their winning start to 2013 at the weekend and Neil Lennon’s men will look to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League table when they welcome Dundee United to Celtic Park on Tuesday night.

The Hoops ran out as comfortable 4-1 winners when they faced Heart of Midlothian in Glasgow and Neil Lennon will be keen to see his side chalk up a third successive league victory when they face the Terrors - an outcome which is rated as a 2/7 (1.29) chance with Paddy Power.

Dundee United claimed their first victory in six matches when they edged to a 3-2 victory over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park at the weekend and Paddy Power go 8/1 (9.0) that Peter Houston’s men follow up by claiming all three points here.

The same firm offer 9/2 (5.50) that the match ends in a draw.

The Hoops were two goals up inside 12 minutes against Hearts at the weekend and should they make a fast start against Dundee United, the 5/6 (1.83) quote from Paddy Power for them to lead at both half-time and full-time appears to represent outstanding value.

It is worth noting that Dundee United have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last six matches and, in fact, have conceded 15 goals in those last six fixtures, so another tough night appears to lie ahead for Houston’s men, against a Celtic side, that have only failed to score in one of their last 11 games.

Therefore, the 5/6 (1.83) quote available from Paddy Power for Celtic (-1) in the handicap market is appealing, while the 15/8 (2.88) quote from the same firm for the Hoops to win both halves also looks to represent outstanding value and should be snapped up accordingly by those looking for longer odds.

Celtic to lead at half time and full time at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy Power
Celtic to win both halves at 15/8 (2.88) with Paddy Power

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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