Dundee managed to bounce back from their disastrous 5-0 home defeat against Ross County with a slender 1-0 victory away against St Mirren last weekend.
The only goal of the game came in the 11th minute from midfielder Max Anderson, who placed his effort from the edge of the area into the bottom right corner, a strike which secured the Dark Blues just their second league victory of the campaign.
James McPake’s men remain in 11th place, four points clear of basement club Ross County and just two points behind Livingston in 10th.
Dundee head into Sunday’s clash with a terrible record against Celtic, after failing to win any of their last 33 league meetings against them, losing 27 times in the process. Their last triumph against the Hoops was back in May 2001, when they secured a 2-0 win under former boss Ivano Bonetti.
McPake will have been pleased with elements of his team’s performance in the narrow 1-0 loss to champions Rangers in September, and a similar resilience in defence will be required this weekend if they are to keep Celtic’s in-form attackers at bay.
Celtic’s hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the Europa League remain alive after they claimed a 3-2 victory in Budapest against Ferencvaros on Thursday night.
Josip Juranovic’s 11th-minute own goal cancelled out Kyogo Furuhashi’s third-minute strike, though the Hoops managed to restore their lead midway through the first half with a goal from Jota, before Liel Abada added a third on the hour mark.
Myrto Uzuni pulled one back for the hosts to make it a nervy finish for the Glaswegian side, but they were able to hold on for three crucial points.
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Back-to-back victories in Group G have moved Celtic just one point behind second-placed Real Betis, who they will face in their final group game in December.
Ange Postecoglou’s men now turn their attention back to the Premiership before the international break, with a favourable fixture against a Dundee outfit, who they have beaten by a combined scoreline of 18-0 in their last seven league meetings.
After losing each of their first three away games in the top flight this season, Celtic have since won each of their last three on the road, and will be seeking their fourth in succession for the first time since October 2020