Neil Lennon’s side has seen a resurgence of late, landing the 2020 William Hill Scottish Cup on penalties against Hearts and enjoying five victories from five since the nadir of their season so far – five games without a win in November and early December.
Next up is United and here are the details you need to know ahead of the game.
Who: Celtic v Dundee United
What: SPFL Scottish Premiership
Where: Celtic Park, Glasgow
When: 3pm, Wednesday, December 30, 2020
How to watch
There’s a full card of top flight matches on Wednesday night – but there are no games being broadcast live by the major television providers.
That means it’s club TV online streams for fans wishing to tune in to the last games of 2020.
Celtic’s live coverage will be for supporters with a Pass to Paradise virtual season ticket only.
Highlights will be available on BBC Sportscene on BBC1 at 10.45pm.
Celtic: WWD*WWDLL (2nd)
Dundee United: DWDLLWDD (6th)
Celtic’s rough spell appears to be behind them. Neil Lennon’s side registered four wins, plus one in extra-time and penlties, in their last five games after going the five prior without a win at all – drawing two and losing three in a row.
However since defeating OSC Lille in the final Europa League group stage match at Celtic Park, things have been looking up for the Hoops.
Dundee United have never gone too long without a win, however their form this term has been erratic, and for a side boasting Marc McNulty, Nicky Clark and Lawrence Shankland in attack – they have only scored seven goals in the eight games since the start of November.
Scott Brown and Shane Duffy were injury doubts before Hamilton and could be ready for a return to the first team fray. Another absentee in Lanarkshire was Christopher Jullien with a minor knock and he was spared the plastic surface in last week’s win, but may be another to return to the turf at Parkhead.
United are only likely to be without Logan Chalmers for the trip to Glasgow.
Albian Ajeti’s late strike at Tannadice gave Celtic the full quota of points in August.
Prior to that it’s been a while since they met, though Celtic won all three of their season 2015-16 games with an aggregate score of 12-2.
United haven’t taken points from Celtic since December 2014 when goals from future Celtic duo Nadir Ciftci and Stuart Armstrong gave the home side a 2-1 win at Tannadice.