Dundee United lost their first game back after the winter break; the seven games since have seen them lose only once, and that was to the last gasp Liel Abada winner at Celtic Park. The defensive qualities they showed that day have been evidenced since, as they have not conceded in the four games that followed.
There is a lot of football to be played in the three weeks before we face them at Tannadice in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup, Celtic have at least six games, United have a maximum of four, a heavy load for the visitors. If Celtic overcome Bodo/Glimt in the conference league, they will have a last 16 tie on the Thursday before visiting Tannadice on the Sunday.
Despite our comfortable win there earlier in the season, the disproportionate load facing the teams, will make this a difficult cup tie.