Celtic vs St Johnstone Predictions & Match Preview

Celtic vs St Johnstone
Scotland – Premiership.
Date: Wednesday, 30th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow).

The reigning champions will be eyeing for a third successive league win as they host the Saints this Wednesday. Those 3 points would help them to keep a distance from their nearest rivals Rangers.

As usual, the champions are at the top of the table with 48 points in 22 games. With a game in hand, they are 3 points above Rangers, against whom they lost a recent match. Apart from that away loss, they have won all the remaining of the previous 7 games in all competitions. Their defense has managed to keep 5 clean sheets in that spell and more than 2.5 goals came in 6 of those 7 matches also.

They have a stupendous record at home winning all their 11 matches in front of the home crowd. A whopping 33 goals were scored in those alone while conceding only 4 in return. Currently, they enjoy a 5 match win streak there and have a clean sheet in all those games. More than 2.5 goals were scored in all those recent 5 home games of the Celts.

The Saints will be a tough nut to crack as they are the best traveling side in the Premiership. From their 11 matches on the road, they have won 7 and lost the remaining 4. But they are fresh from an away defeat to Hearts in their last league game. That defeat ended a 4 match winning run in all competitions for the team from Perth. In all those 4 wins they were able to keep a clean sheet as well.

That defeat to Hearts also broke a 6 match win streak on the road, which is a dream for even the Celts. In all those 6 victories the score was less than 2.5 with the final score 0-1 resulting in 4 games. All those matches gave the Saints a clean sheet which is the proof of their defensive prowess.

Celtic vs St Johnstone: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Bhoys have not lost against this opposition since May 2016.
  • Currently, they are on a 2 match win streak in this fixture against St Johnstone.
  • The Hoops have won 7 of the 9 previous h2h games against the Saints in all competitions.
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in total on 5 of those 9 matches.
  • Celts have won 4 of the last 6 h2h2 matches at home against the Saints.

Celtic vs St Johnstone: Prediction

Celts have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 home matches. The visitors have done the same in 6 of their previous away games as well. But since the away side has given away goals in their latest away defeat to the Hearts, we can expect that to repeat against the Hoops too. Thus we can bet on both teams not scoring with 1.60 odds.

Both the sides are the best teams at home and away respectively. But the hosts are on a 5 match win streak at home and have never lost any home game this season, so it will be hard for Tommy Wright’s side to break them down at Glasgow. So we can bet on the Celts to win at both half time and full time with 1.67 odds.

Celtic vs St Johnstone: Betting Tips

  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.60 (3/5).
  • HT/FT: Celtic/Celtic @ 1.67 (2/3).