Tannadice club needs to maintain momentum
At this moment in time, the only thing stopping Dundee United from having an unbelievable season is their own complacency. Celtic’s late win over Hibs has certainly made the battle for second place a tougher task for the Arabs but a win at Fir Park will keep things in the mix for next weekend.
With Celtic travelling to Dundee United, a 10 point gap could be whittled down to four with two United win in their next two games.
You certainly wouldn’t put it beyond Dundee United.
Today’s match will be tricky and the Celtic match speaks for itself but Dundee United have nothing to fear at the moment. The team is showing great form, they have the confidence and motivational pull of a Scottish Cup final and have a number of people who can grab vital goals.
It all looks good for the Arabs.
Not that things are grim for Motherwell either though. The Fir Park club will have every confidence of overtaking Hibs and taking fourth spot in the league. A home win would take them to within 8 points of United so third place is not out of reach but ultimately unlikely.
That said, fourth spot and a European place would be a tremendous return for Craig Brown in his first time in charge of a top flight club.
The problem with end of season games is that it can be very easy to look ahead and try and second guess which way the points will fall. The SPL may not be the highest quality of league but there is plenty of excitement and competition on offer and today’s game is difficult to call.
Both teams have shown good form, they are both managed by men who have shown tactical nous in recent months and all players have incentives to go out and win the game.
Most of today’s SPL football focus will be at Ibrox where Rangers could go to within one game of taking the SPL title but most pundits predict a home win. It is much harder to call the match at Fir Park.