Eight points should be a comfortable cushion for any team to see them through to the end of the season. But a win today for Rangers against Kilmarnock reduces the deficit to five points and mean Celtic need to do the business tomorrow at Dens Park.
If Celtic were to drop points the dreaded “Title Race” banner will be taking back out of the trash and placed back in your face. With two Glasgow Derbies still to be played, it will suit the media if there is something to play for other than bragging rights.
Celtic’s record at Den’s Park makes for much better reading though. Celtic are unbeaten in their 20 trips to Dens Park in the Scottish Premiership since 1998-99 (W15 D5), winning each of the last four by an aggregate scoreline of 10-1.
Dundee has won just one of their 15 home Scottish Premiership games this campaign (D4 L10). Hardly any kind of a “Den” but Celtic must bring their A-Game. Celtic will play the last home Glasgow Derby of the season on the 31st of the month and they will want to go into that game with a convincing win and all eight points still intact.