Napoleon observed that no one should fight the same enemy too many times, as eventually their superior ways and techniques will become redundant as the inferior foe will eventually hit on a strategy which works.
Dundee United did reasonably well in their two games against Celtic in the last 9 days, despite playing a considerable part of both games with a man disadvantage. They will arrive at Celtic Park tomorrow night having learned a few lessons, and hooping to compete with a full complement of players.
The danger for Celtic lies in what happened against St Johnstone at Celtic Park earlier this month. The Perth team have won only two of their nine games since 17 January but they knew what to expect from Celtic, who were marginally off-pace, enough so to leave the field without points. Another marginally off-pace performance tomorrow night and talk of trebles will evaporate in an instant.
If we’re vulnerable at any point between now and the end of the season, it’s this midweek.