Celtic have continued to excel on home soil on the domestic front and will be eager to put their heavy midweek defeat in the Champions League behind them with an emphatic success over Dundee United at Parkhead.
The league leaders currently hold a four-point lead of rivals Rangers at the Scottish Premiership summit and will fancy their chances against a Tangerines side languishing down in 11th spot.
With just three games remaining before the World Cup break, the Hoops will be aiming to to extend their unbeaten home run to 31 games in the top-flight - 24 of which have fallen under Postecoglou’s leadership.
The Australian, who was named Glen’s Manager of the Month for September and October yesterday, could become just the third manager in Celtic’s history to stretch their unbeaten league run to 25 matches after Davie Hay (27 games in 1983/84) and Brendan Rodgers (37 games between 2016-2018).
The Glasgow giants are unbeaten in their last 17 encounters against the Tayside outfit stretching back to 2014 but fatigue could play a factor following a 5-1 loss to European champions Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
United are currently on a three-match losing streak in all competitions, including a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Motherwell last weekend. They do, however, have Tony Watt available after the club successfully appealed the decision which saw the striker ordered off for a late challenge after a VAR review.
The visitors occupy the relegation play-off zone on goal difference and are level on nine points with basement club Ross County. They arrive in Glasgow’s East End having won only one of their last nine away fixtures and their record at Celtic Park makes for similarly grim viewing - you have to go all the way back to December 1992 for United’s last win under legendary boss Jim McLean.
We’ve gathered all the information you need on the match and how to watch it below…
Where is the game taking place & what time does the match kick-off?
Who: Celtic vs Dundee United
What: Scottish Premiership
Where: Parkhead, Glasgow
When: Saturday, November 5th – kick-off 3pm (UK time)
How to watch on TV – Is there a live stream?
No, unfortunately the game will not be broadcast live. International subscribers can stream the game through their CelticTV package. Fans in the UK and Ireland will be able to listen to live audio.
BBC Sportsound will also provide online and radio updates throughout the match, with Sportscene highlights on from 7.30pm.
What are the latest match odds?
CELTIC 1/10 | DRAW 9/1 | DUNDEE UNITED 22/1
*Odds from BET365 correct at time of writing*
Who are the match officials?
Referee David Dickinson has been selected by the SFA to take charge of the fixture. He will be assisted by Alan Mulvanny and Alastair Mather, with Chris Graham named as the fourth official. Nick Walsh is the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
What’s the team news ahead of Celtic vs Dundee United?
Ange Postecoglou was able to call on Carl Starfelt against Real Madrid as the defender made his long awaited return to action and could retain his place in the starting line-up.
The Swedish international was pitched in at the deep end in the Bernabeu after recovering from a knee injury as he replaced fellow centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, who didn’t travel to the Spanish capital for precautionary reasons after “feeling sore” in the wake of last weekend’s clash against Livingston on the artificial surface.
The latter has been included in the matchday squad tomorrow and Postecoglou confirmed that the USA international is in his plans to start the match
Captain Callum McGregor remains a long-term absentee for the Hoops and Postecoglou could opt to rotate his team following the conclusion of their Champions League campaign.
Speaking in his pre-match media conference, Postecoglou said: “The boys trained and everyone is good. Cameron got through training, so he is available. With the rest, obviously the other night would have taken a fair bit out of them, but they all trained.
“I will make a couple of changes to the team but, apart from Callum, everyone else is good to go.”
Dundee United boss Liam Fox has striker Tony Watt available for selection after winning his appeal against the controversial red card he received against Motherwell following a VAR check last weekend.
Playmaker Dylan Levitt lasted only 45 minutes after returning from a knee problem which has plagued him in recent months and the midfielder will be assess prior to kick-off. Mark Birighitti is in line to replace Carljohan Eriksson between the sticks.